About the bill
H.R. 518 exempts certain lighting technologies and certain ceiling fans using direct current (DC) motors from the definition of external power supply (EPS), as included in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) EPS efficiency standards, which took effect on February 10, 2016. The bill establishes the circumstances by which DOE may prescribe standards in the future for certain solid state lighting drivers.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 12, 2018
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 12, 2018.
What legislators are saying
“DeGette Bill to Improve LED Lighting Efficiency and Innovation Becomes Law”
— Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1] (Sponsor) on Jan 12, 2018
“CRAMER: House Passes Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Bills”
— Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jan 27, 2017
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 226: A bill to exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination or ceiling fans using direct current ...
Passed Senate (House next) on Oct 24, 2017. 100% incorporated. (compare text)
Jan 13, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 23, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Oct 24, 2017
Identical Bill — Passed Senate (House next)
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 226 (115th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.R. 518 (115th).
Dec 21, 2017
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Jan 12, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 518 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 518. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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“H.R. 518 — 115th Congress: EPS Improvement Act of 2017.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. May 28, 2020 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr518>
EPS Improvement Act of 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-115, H.R. 518, 115th Cong. (2018).
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