senate Bill S227

Provides for the development of individual site specific disaster preparedness plans for nuclear power plants operating within the state

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A336
Versions:
S227
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Executive Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S227

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to disaster
preparedness plans for nuclear power plants

PURPOSE :
This legislation would direct the New York State Emergency Management
Office to undertake a comprehensive review of existing disaster
preparedness plans for nuclear power plants in New York State and upon
completion of such review, develop individual site specific disaster
preparedness plans for each nuclear power plant.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
This legislation adds a new Section 23-c to the executive law
requiring the New York SEMO to undertake a complete review of existing
disaster preparedness plans relating to the State's nuclear power
plants and to prepare site specific disaster preparedness plans for
each nuclear plant.

JUSTIFICATION :
In the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and
the Pentagon, it is clear that the threat to the State's nuclear power
plants is greater than ever before in the history of the State. There
is a clear and obvious increased probability that nuclear power plants
could be subject to a terrorist attack or other act of malice.

It is equally clear that existing disaster plans for nuclear power
plants have not adequately taken into account the likelihood of such a
threat. Therefore, this legislation is necessary in order to review
existing plans to identify any weaknesses regarding terror attacks or
acts of malice against nuclear power facilities.

Equally important is that we provide site specific disaster plans for
each nuclear power plant in the State to insure that the public health
safety and welfare can be adequately protected, or to identify whether
protecting whether the public health, safety and welfare can be
protected.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08: S.148
2005-06: S.88
2003-04: S.859
2001-02: S.6642/A.9800.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
To be identified.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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