Substitute Senate Bill No. 98
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 98

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-21


AN ACT CONCERNING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHUTDOWNS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1. (NEW) On or after July 1, 1997, in
any proceeding held by the  Department  of  Public
Utility  Control in which the department considers
the principles set forth  in  subdivision  (5)  of
subsection  (a)  of  section 16-19e of the general
statutes concerning an outage of a  nuclear  power
generating  facility,  there shall be a rebuttable
presumption that any  costs  associated  with  the
outage  were  incurred  as  a  result of imprudent
management of the facility if (1) the  outage  was
ordered  by,  or prolonged by order of, the United
States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and (2)  the
order  applied only to a facility or facilities in
the state.
    Sec.  2.  This  act  shall take effect July 1,
1997.

Approved May 6, 1997