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H.R. 518: EPS Improvement Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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

Diana DeGette

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Jan 13, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 23, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 23, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


40% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 13, 2017

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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.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 518 is 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.

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