HB 104 Quietly Dies

For the past few weeks, it was understood that House Bill 104, sponsored by Rep. Dick Stein (R-Norwalk), would be the vehicle for House Bill 6 repeal provisions. In other words, senators would amend HB 104 with an entire HB 6 repeal bill — a common practice during post-election sessions.

Unfortunately, HB 104, which intended to spur research into molten-salt thorium reactors, would have imposed several drawbacks for manufacturers — and yet the bill came perilously close to enactment this session. 12/23/2020