San Clemente Times

The California Senate Government Organization Committee approved SB 465, a bill authored by State Sen. Pat. Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, that would “ensure local governments continue to receive funding for offsite emergency response planning, training and exercises related to the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS),” which includes San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano, according to a press release distributed Tuesday, April 23.

Previously, state law required a maximum amount of $1.6 million to be delivered to local cities near SONGS for emergency management and other costs associated with Southern California Edison’s utility power plant, according to the bill’s text.

SB 465 would ensure that money continues to come to them.

SB 465 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee at “a later date,” the release stated.

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