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H.R. 2417 (112th): Better Use of Light Bulbs Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 6, 2011 (Introduced).


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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2417

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 6, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Akin, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Flores, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Turner, Mr. Wolf, Mrs. Lummis, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Scalise, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Burgess, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Poe of Texas, and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act.

2.

Lighting energy efficiency

(a)

In general

Sections 321 and 322 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–140) are repealed.

(b)

Application

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6201 et seq.) shall be applied and administered as if sections 321 and 322 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (and the amendments made by those sections) had not been enacted.

3.

Mercury-containing lighting

No Federal, State, or local requirement or standard regarding energy efficient lighting shall be effective to the extent that the requirement or standard can be satisfied only by installing or using lamps containing mercury.

4.

State regulation

No State or local regulation, or revision thereof, concerning the energy efficiency or energy use of medium screw base general service incandescent lamps shall be effective.

5.

Definitions

In this Act, the terms general service incandescent lamp, lamp, and medium screw base have the meanings given those terms pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6201 et seq.), as applied and administered pursuant to section 2.