S.903 - Nuclear Energy Leadership Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 03/27/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Meetings:||07/16/19 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 116-114|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/24/2019 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 217. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.903 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate (09/24/2019)
Nuclear Energy Leadership Act
This bill addresses nuclear energy innovation.
Among other things, the bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to (1) establish a long-term nuclear power purchase agreement pilot program; (2) advance the research and development of domestic advanced, affordable, and clean nuclear energy; (3) develop a 10-year strategic plan for its Office of Nuclear Energy; (4) provide for a versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source; (5) establish a program to make available high-assay, low-enriched uranium for use in commercial or noncommercial advanced nuclear reactors; and (6) provide competitive grants to develop the capability to transport high-assay, low enriched uranium.
DOE, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must jointly establish a University Nuclear Leadership Program to provide financial assistance for scholarships, fellowships, and research and development projects at institutions of higher education.