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Representative Peake of Provincetown moves to amend the bill by adding the following new

section:
SECTION XX. Chapter 7 of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting the following new
section:
Section 63. (a) There shall be a special commission on the closure and decommissioning of the
pilgrim nuclear power station. The special commission shall be charged with assessing and
planning for the impacts of the closure of pilgrim nuclear power station.
(b) The commission shall consist of the following 34 members: two members of the house of
representatives, one appointed by the speaker and one appointed by the minority leader; two
members of the senate, one appointed by the president of the senate and one appointed by the
minority leader; the attorney general or a designee; the secretary of administration and finance or
a designee; the secretary of energy and environmental affairs or a designee; the secretary of
health and human services or a designee; the secretary of public safety or a designee; the
secretary of labor and workforce development or a designee; the secretary of housing and
economic development or a designee; the director of the Massachusetts emergency management
agency or a designee; the planning , nuclear and preparedness section chief of the Massachusetts
emergency management agency; the commissioner of the department of environmental
protection or a designee; the commissioner of the department of public health or a designee; the
director of the radiation control program at the department of public health; the commissioner of
the department of public utilities or a designee; a representative of the federal nuclear regulatory
authority, ex officio; the chair of the board of selectmen from the town of Plymouth or designee;
the chair of the board of selectmen from the town of Duxbury or designee; the chair of the board
of selectmen from the town of Kingston or designee; the director of the Plymouth chamber of
commerce or designee; the director of the cape cod commission or designee; the director of the
cape cod chamber of commerce or designee; a representative of Entergy; two representatives of
the unions representing workers at the pilgrim nuclear power station; three persons to be
appointed by the governor, including the chair of the commission; three persons to be appointed
by the attorney general including a resident residing within the emergency planning zone
surrounding pilgrim nuclear power station; a resident of Barnstable, Dukes or Nantucket counties
and an expert in radiation safety; one person appointed by the auditor who is a public safety or
emergency preparedness official in the communities that serve as reception centers in the event
of an emergency. The chair must possess expertise in one or all of the following areas:
emergency preparedness, environmental contamination, radiation exposure, public health and
economic development.
(c) Members of the commission shall be appointed for a 3-year term and shall be eligible for
re-appointment. Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled for the balance
of the unexpired term. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their
services but shall be reimbursed for any usual and customary expenses incurred in the
performance of their duties. Members shall be considered special state employees for the
purposes of chapter 268A.
(d) The commission shall review the totality of the impacts of the decommissioning and
closure of the pilgrim nuclear power station. In doing so, they shall examine and make
recommendations, including, but not limited to, workforce impacts, economic development,
decreased or lost revenues to state agencies, emergency response, public safety, environmental

impacts, municipal finance, job retraining and placement, land use/reuse, transport of spent fuel,
the storage of hazardous waste and the duration of environmental monitoring activities.
(e) The commission shall serve as a conduit for public information and education and shall
encourage community involvement in matters related to the decommissioning of pilgrim nuclear
power station and receive written reports and presentations on the decommissioning of the
station at its regular meetings.
(f) The commission shall periodically receive reports on the decommissioning trust fund and
other funds associated with decommissioning of or site restoration at pilgrim nuclear power
station, including fund balances, expenditures made and reimbursements received.
(g) The commission shall receive reports regarding the decommissioning plans for pilgrim
nuclear power station, including any site assessments and post-shutdown decommissioning
assessment reports; provide a forum for receiving public comment on these plans and reports;
and to provide comment on these plans and reports as the commission may consider appropriate
to state agencies and the owner of pilgrim nuclear power station.
(h) The commission shall meet no less than quarterly at the discretion of the chair. Meetings
shall be open to the public pursuant to sections 18 to 25, inclusive, of chapter 30A.
(i) The commission may accept and solicit funds, including any gifts, donations, grants or
bequests or any federal funds for any of the purposes of this section. The funds shall be
deposited in a separate account with the state treasurer, shall be received by the state treasurer on
behalf of the commonwealth and shall be expended by the commission under the law.
(j) The executive office of administration and finance shall furnish administrative support to
the commission.
(k) The commission shall annually, not later than January 30th, report the results of its
findings and activities of the preceding year and its recommendations to the governor and to the
clerks of the senate and the house of representatives.