Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Prohibits state and local agencies from developing, financing, or implementing emergency response plans to mitigate the consequences of a serious accident at any of the state's existing nuclear power plants with a generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more. Finds that such plants are improperly "sited" and that effective response plans are not technically or financially feasible. Permits legislative amendment by a two-thirds vote in each house. Takes effect immediately. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The prohibition against emergency response planning would result in no net fiscal effect to most state or local agencies. However, this measure could result in an unknown increase in electrical power costs to state and local agencies within the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), to the extent that it adversely affects SMUD's ability to continue to operate a nuclear power plant under regulations of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission which require the preparation of emergency response plans.
Ben Davis, Jr., 94 - 6Th Street, Broderick, California 95605 (916) 372-0963
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Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Response Plans. California Initiative 431 (1988).