NCSL Nuclear Legislative Working Group

11/22/2019

Mission

The mission of NCSL’s Nuclear Legislative Working Group (NLWG) is to provide legislative members with the opportunity to learn about the cleanup of federal nuclear weapons production and research facilities, the transportation and storage of radioactive wastes, and nuclear energy issues that affect our nation and states. The Working Group helps guide NCSL policies that serve as the basis for NCSL’s advocacy before the federal government on behalf of state legislatures. The NLWG is made up of legislators from select states that are appointed by state legislative leadership. The Working Group is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and Office of Nuclear Energy.

Officers

Co-Chair: Senator Mattie Hunter, Illinois

Co-Chair: Representative John Ragan, Tennessee

Members

  • Senator Timothy Melson, Alabama
  • Senator Cam Ward, Alabama
  • Representative Ed Oliver, Alabama
  • Representative  Proncey Robertson, Alabama
  • Senator Frank Pratt, Arizona
  • Representative Gail Griffin, Arizona
  • Representative Mark Finchem, Arizona
  • Senator Breanne Davis, Arkansas
  • Senator Gary Stubblefield, Arkansas
  • Representative Rick Beck, Arkansas
  • Representative Aaron Pilkington, Arkansas
  • Representative Dominique Jackson, Colorado
  • Representative Joe Aresimowicz, Connecticut
  • Senator Gerald W. Hocker, Delaware
  • Senator Trey Charles Paradee, Delaware
  • Senator Bill Cowsert, Georgia
  • Representative Chuck Martin, Georgia
  • Representative Bill Werkheiser, Georgia
  • Representative David Tarnas, Hawaii
  • Senator Mark Harris, Idaho
  • Senator Dean Mortimer, Idaho
  • Representative Neil Anderson, Idaho
  • Representative Barbara Ehardt, Idaho
  • Representative John Vander Woude, Idaho
  • Senator Mattie Hunter, Illinois
  • Senator Iris Martinez, Illinois
  • Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, Illinois
  • Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, Illinois
  • Senator Ed Charbonneau, Indiana
  • Representative Donna Schaibley, Indiana
  • Senator Danny Carroll, Kentucky
  • Representative Steven Rudy, Kentucky
  • Senator Ryan Gatti, Louisiana
  • Senator Barrow Peacock, Louisiana
  • Representative Paul Hollis, Louisiana
  • Representative Seth Berry, Maine
  • Representative Nathan Wadsworth, Maine
  • Senator Jack Bailey, Maryland
  • Senator Katherine Klausmeier, Maryland
  • Delegate Benjamin Brooks, Maryland
  • Senator Julian Cyr, Massachusetts
  • Representative Tackey Chan, Massachusetts
  • Senator Kim LaSata, Michigan
  • Senator Tom Barrett, Michigan
  • Representative Joe Bellino, Michigan 
  • Representative Jack O'Malley, Michigan 
  • Senator Mike Goggin, Minnesota
  • Representative Jamie Long, Minnesota
  • Representative Jean Wagenius, Minnesota
  • Representative Jeffrey Harness, Mississippi
  • Senator Wayne Wallingford, Missouri
  • Representative John Black, Missouri 
  • Representative Travis Fitzwater, Missouri 
  • Assemblymember Alexander Assefa, Nevada
  • Senator Chris Brooks, Nevada
  • Senator Peter Goicoechea, Nevada
  • Assemblymember Gregory Hafen II, Nevada
  • Assemblymember Susan Martinez, Nevada
  • Senator David Parks, Nevada
  • Senator Marcia Washington, Nevada
  • Assemblymember Howard Watts, Nevada
  • Senator Bob Smith, New Jersey
  • Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo, New Jersey
  • Senator Carlos Cisneros, New Mexico
  • Senator Gay Kernan, New Mexico
  • Senator Peter Wirth, New Mexico
  • Representative Eliseo Alcon, New Mexico
  • Representative Cathrynn Brown, New Mexico
  • Representative Christine Chandler, New Mexico
  • Representative David Gallegos, New Mexico
  • Representative Matthew McQueen, New Mexico
  • Representative Andrea Romero, New Mexico
  • Representative Brenden Jones, North Carolina
  • Representative Larry Yarborough, North Carolina
  • Senator Donald Schaible, North Dakota
  • Representative Mark Owens, North Dakota
  • Senator Sandra Williams, Ohio
  • Senator Steve Wilson, Ohio
  • Representative Dick Stein, Ohio
  • Senator Lew Frederick, Oregon
  • Senator William Hansell, Oregon
  • Senator Ryan Aument, Pennsylvania
  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina
  • Representative William Hixon, South Carolina
  • Senator Rusty Crowe, Tennessee
  • Senator Ken Yager, Tennessee
  • Representative John Ragan, Tennessee
  • Representative Brooks Landgraf, Texas
  • Representative Ed Thompson, Texas
  • Senator Curt Bramble, Utah
  • Senator David Hinkins, Utah
  • Representative Carl Albrecht, Utah
  • Representative Keven Stratton, Utah
  • Senator Jeanette White, Vermont
  • Senator Bill DeSteph, Virginia
  • Senator Bryce Reeves, Virginia
  • Senator Sharon Brown, Washington
  • Representative Matt Boehnke, Washington
  • Representative Skyler Rude, Washington
  • Senator David Craig, Wisconsin
  • Senator Andre Jacque, Wisconsin
  • Representative Mike Kuglitsch, Wisconsin
  • Representative David Miller, Wyoming
  • Representative Mike Greear, Wyoming

Meeting Agendas and Presentations

NLWG's Quarterly Newsletter

The News Reactor is your source for all things nuclear—from the state of nuclear power in the U.S. to the cleanup of the weapons complex. This newsletter provides updates on the latest state nuclear news, legislative trends, federal actions, recent NCSL publications, upcoming meetings and more.