Senate Bill 76 passes House, heads back to Sente for final approval

Springfield, IL – Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and Illinois State Representative Lance Yednock (D-Ottawa) are excited to announce that the Illinois House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 76, which would lift the state’s moratorium on building new nuclear reactors, with an 84-22 vote.

“We are now officially one step closer to finally ending our state’s arbitrary moratorium on the construction of new nuclear reactors and power plants,” said Sen. Rezin. “I would like to thank all of the stakeholders who helped get this bill called and passed in the House, especially Representative Lance Yednock who carried the bill and helped work the roll call. I look forward to calling Senate Bill 76 as soon as possible in the Senate, so we can get this critically important piece of legislation to the Governor’s desk.”

“This bill simply removes our state’s moratorium on new nuclear energy and allows us to start making plans to develop small modular and advanced nuclear reactors in the near future,” said Rep. Yednock. “If we really want to move forward with a carbon-free United States, we have to invest in new and advanced nuclear reactors in the state of Illinois.”

Since Senate Bill 76 was slightly amended in the House, it now must return to the Senate for a concurrence vote.

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