H.R. 6144 (111th): Better Use of Light Bulbs Act

Introduced:
Sep 16, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Joe Barton
Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 16, 2010
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2417 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: Jul 12, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 16, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 16, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 16, 2010
 
Full Title

To repeal certain amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act with respect to lighting energy efficiency.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

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9/16/2010--Introduced.
Better Use of Light Bulbs Act - Repeals provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 concerning lighting energy efficiency, including provisions that:
(1) prescribe energy efficiency standards for general service incandescent lamps, rough service lamps, and other designated lamps;
(2) direct the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to conduct and report to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on an annual assessment of the market for general service lamps and compact fluorescent lamps;
(3) direct the Secretary to carry out a proactive national program of consumer awareness, information, and education about lamp labels and energy-efficient lighting choices;
(4) prohibit a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler from distributing in commerce specified adapters for incandescent lamps;
(5) authorize the Secretary to carry out a lighting technology research and development program;
(6) set forth minimum energy efficiency standards for incandescent reflector lamps;
(7) sets forth requirements for the use of energy efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs in public building construction, alteration, and acquisition; and
(8) require metal halide lamp fixtures and energy efficiency labeling for designated consumer electronic products to be included within the Energy Policy and Conservation Act's (EPCA) regulatory oversight.
Provides that EPCA shall be applied and administered as if such provisions had not been enacted.

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