Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer said Thursday that lawmakers will get a chance to debate a proposal to help Missouri's nuclear power industry grow.
"We need to bring it up sometime soon," Mayer, R-Dexter, told reporters Thursday afternoon. "It doesn't necessarily have to be on the floor here in the Senate before spring break."
Lawmakers are in Jefferson City next week, then they take a week off before resuming their work on the state budget, congressional redistricting and a host of bills proposing new laws or changes to existing ones.
The Senate's Veterans' Affairs, Emerging Issues, Pensions and Urban Affairs Committee heard nearly 61â„2 hours of testimony Wednesday night on two bills that would allow Ameren Missouri - or another electric utility - to win ratepayers' reimbursement for its expenses in applying for, and winning, a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission early site permit.