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S. 442: BRIGHT Act

A bill to amend title 40, United States Code, to require the Administrator of General Services to procure the most life-cycle cost effective and energy efficient lighting products and to issue guidance on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of those products, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Gary Peters

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 16, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Feb 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 17, 2022

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 2022.

Pub.L. 117-202

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Payne, Jr. Helps Protect the Environment through Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
    — Rep. Donald Payne Jr. [D-NJ10] on Sep 14, 2022

the daily leader: wednesday, september 14, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 14, 2022

the daily leader: tuesday, september 13, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 12, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 442 will add $2 million in new spending through 2031.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 7636: BRIGHT Act

Ordered Reported on Jul 20, 2022. 100% incorporated. (compare text)


Feb 25, 2021

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Nov 3, 2021
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 16, 2022
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Mar 30, 2022
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 9, 2022
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Sep 14, 2022
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 17, 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 442 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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