NCSL Nuclear Legislative Working Group



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.


Co-Chair: Senator Mattie Hunter, Illinois

Co-Chair: Representative John Ragan, Tennessee


  • Representative Mark Finchem, Arizona
  • Representative Gail Griffin, Arizona
  • Senator Frank Pratt, Arizona
  • Representative Rick Beck, Arkansas
  • Representative Joe Cloud, Arkansas
  • Representative Aaron Pilkington, Arkansas
  • Senator Toni Atkins, California
  • Senator John Laird, California
  • Representative Chuck Martin, Georgia
  • Representative Bill Werkheiser, Georgia
  • Senator Dave Lent, Idaho
  • Senator Mattie Hunter, Illinois
  • Senator Mike Thompson, Kansas
  • Senator Danny Carroll, Kentucky
  • Representative Suzanne Miles, Kentucky
  • Representative Randy Bridges, Kentucky
  • Delegate Benjamin Brooks, Maryland
  • Senator Katherine Klausmeier, Maryland
  • Representative Joe Bellino, Michigan
  • Senator John Bizon, Michigan
  • Senator Aric Nesbitt, Michigan
  • Representative Jack O'Malley, Michigan
  • Senator Dale Zorn, Michigan
  • Representative Patty Acomb, Minnesota
  • Senator Mike Goggin, Minnesota
  • Representative Jamie Long, Minnesota
  • Representative John Black, Missouri
  • Representative Travis Fitzwater, Missouri
  • Assemblywoman Natha Anderson, Nevada
  • Senator Chris Brooks, Nevada
  • Assemblyman Gregory Hafen, Nevada
  • Senator Dallas Harris, Nevada
  • Assemblyman Howard Watts, Nevada
  • Assemblymember Wayne DeAngelo, New Jersey
  • Senator Bob Smith, New Jersey
  • Representative Eliseo Alcon, New Mexico
  • Representative Cathrynn N. Brown, New Mexico
  • Representative Christine Chandler, New Mexico
  • Representative David Gallegos, New Mexico
  • Representative Meredith Dixon, New Mexico
  • Senator Leo Jaramillo, New Mexico
  • Representative Matthew McQueen, New Mexico
  • Representative Andrea Romero, New Mexico
  • Senator Jeff Steinborn, New Mexico
  • Senator David Craven, North Carolina
  • Senator Todd Johnson, North Carolina
  • Representative Charlie Miller, North Carolina
  • Representative Erin Pare, North Carolina
  • Senator Lew Frederick, Oregon
  • Senator William "Bill" Hansell, Oregon
  • Representative David Brock Smith, Oregon
  • Senator Ryan Aument, Pennsylvania
  • Representative Joshua Kail, Pennsylvania
  • Representative Thomas Mehaffie III, Pennsylvania
  • Senator Thomas Alexander, South Carolina
  • Representative Sylleste Davis, South Carolina
  • Senator Rusty Crowe, Tennessee
  • Representative John Ragan, Tennessee
  • Representative Sam McKenzie, Tennessee
  • Senator Ken Yager, Tennessee
  • Representative Brooks Landgraf, Texas
  • Representative Ed Thompson, Texas
  • Senator Curt Bramble, Utah
  • Senator David Hinkins, Utah
  • Representative Steven Lund, Utah
  • Representative Matt Boehnke, Washington
  • Senator Sharon Brown, Washington
  • Representative Skyler Rude, Washington


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.