S. 1213: Weatherization Enhancement, and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act

Introduced:
Jun 20, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 4345 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 27, 2014

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Sponsor
Chris Coons
Junior Senator from Delaware
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2013
Length
17 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4345 (Related)
Weatherization Enhancement, and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 27, 2014

S. 2052 (Related)
Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 2014

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 20, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jun 20, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 20, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

14% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize the weatherization and State energy programs, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Energy

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/20/2013--Introduced.
Weatherization Enhancement, and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act - Amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act to authorize appropriations for the Weatherization Assistance Program for low-income persons for FY2014-FY2018.
Requires the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to make competitive grants to qualified tax-exempt charitable organizations for energy efficiency retrofit uses that include:
energy efficiency audits, cost-effective retrofit, and related activities in different climatic regions of the United States; energy efficiency materials and supplies; organizational capacity for retrofit programs; energy efficiency, audit and retrofit training, and technical assistance; information to homeowners on proper maintenance and energy savings behaviors; quality control and improvement; data collection, measurement, and verification; program monitoring, oversight, evaluation, and reporting; management and administration; and labor and training activities.
Requires contractors carrying weatherization with funds under the Act to be selected through a competitive bidding process and be accredited as specified by this Act. Requires organizations, in order to receive a grant, to use a crew chief who is certified or accredited as required by this Act.
Requires the Secretary, beginning on October 1, 2015, to ensure that: (1) each retrofit for which weatherization assistance is provided meets minimum efficiency and quality of work standards established by the Secretary, (2) at least 10% of the dwelling units are randomly inspected by an accredited third party to ensure compliance with the standards, and (3) the standards meet or exceed the current industry standards for home performance work.
Amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to extend the authorization for state energy conservation plans for FY2014-FY2018.

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