H.R.515: Radioactive Import Deterrence Act

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Bill Cosponsors

81 (72 Democrats, 10 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Radioactive Import Deterrence Act - Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to prohibit the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from issuing a license authorizing the importation into the United States of: (1) low-level radioactive waste; or (2) specific radioactive waste streams exempted from regulation by the NRC. Exempts from such prohibition low-level radioactive waste: (1) being returned to a federal or military facility which is authorized...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Referred to House Ways and Means
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 12.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 111-348, Part I.
Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 200.
Mr. Gordon (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 515.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 309 - 112 (Roll no. 919).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Jan. 14, 2009

Introduced in the House by Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.)

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