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S. 442 (117th): BRIGHT Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 9, 2022 (Preprint (Suspension)).


117TH CONGRESS
   2D SESSION
                      S. 442

                     AN ACT
To amend title 40, United States Code, to require the Ad-
   ministrator 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.

2 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Bulb Replacement Im- 5 proving Government with High-efficiency Technology Act’’ 6 or the ‘‘BRIGHT Act’’. 7 SEC. 2. GUIDANCE. 8 Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment 9 of this Act, the Administrator of General Services shall— 10 (1) issue guidance to Federal agencies for the 11 procurement and use of the most life-cycle cost ef- 12 fective and energy efficient lighting systems (as de- 13 termined in accordance with section 3313 of title 40, 14 United States Code) to increase the efficiency, effec- 15 tiveness, and economy of the Federal Government; 16 and 17 (2) publish on the internet or otherwise make 18 available to State, local, and Tribal entities informa- 19 tion on ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and 20 economy by procuring and using the most life-cycle 21 cost effective and energy efficient lighting systems 22 (as determined in accordance with section 3313 of 23 title 40, United States Code). † S 442 ES
3 1 SEC. 3. PROCUREMENT OF LIFE-CYCLE COST EFFECTIVE 2 AND ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING SYSTEMS. 3 (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 3313 of title 40, United 4 States Code, is amended— 5 (1) by striking subsection (h); 6 (2) by redesignating subsections (d) through (g) 7 as subsections (f) through (i), respectively; 8 (3) by striking the section designation and 9 heading and all that follows through the end of sub- 10 section (c) and inserting the following: 11 ‘‘§ 3313. Procurement of life-cycle cost effective and 12 energy efficient lighting systems 13 ‘‘(a) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: 14 ‘‘(1) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term ‘Adminis- 15 trator’ means the Administrator of General Services. 16 ‘‘(2) LIGHTING SYSTEM.—The term ‘lighting 17 system’ means the elements required to maintain a 18 desired light level, including lamps, light fixtures, 19 fixture distribution, sensors and control technologies, 20 interior design elements, and daylighting sources. 21 ‘‘(b) PROCUREMENT.— 22 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—To the maximum extent 23 practicable, the Administrator shall— 24 ‘‘(A) procure the most life-cycle cost effec- 25 tive and energy efficient lighting systems; and † S 442 ES
4 1 ‘‘(B) ensure that procurements after the 2 date of enactment of the BRIGHT Act of light- 3 ing systems or the individual components of 4 lighting systems maximize life-cycle cost effec- 5 tiveness and energy efficiency. 6 ‘‘(2) USE.—Each public building constructed, 7 altered, acquired, or leased by the Administrator 8 shall be equipped, to the maximum extent prac- 9 ticable as determined by the Administrator, with the 10 most life-cycle cost effective and energy efficient 11 lighting systems for each application. 12 ‘‘(c) MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS.—Each 13 individual component of a lighting system, including a 14 lamp or fixture, that is replaced by the Administrator in 15 the normal course of maintenance of public buildings shall 16 be replaced, to the maximum extent practicable, with the 17 most life-cycle cost effective and energy efficient lighting 18 system possible for the application. 19 ‘‘(d) CONSIDERATIONS.— 20 ‘‘(1) CONTRACTING OPTIONS.—In carrying out 21 this section, the Administrator shall consider appro- 22 priate contracting options for the procurement of the 23 most life-cycle cost effective and energy efficient 24 lighting systems. † S 442 ES
5 1 ‘‘(2) PROCUREMENT AND USE.—In making a 2 determination under this section concerning the 3 practicability of procuring and installing the most 4 life-cycle cost effective and energy efficient lighting 5 system, the Administrator shall consider— 6 ‘‘(A) the compatibility of the lighting sys- 7 tem with existing equipment, including consid- 8 eration of a cost effective retrofit; 9 ‘‘(B) whether procurement and use of the 10 lighting system could result in interference with 11 productivity; 12 ‘‘(C) the aesthetics relating to the use of 13 the lighting system; and 14 ‘‘(D) such other factors as the Adminis- 15 trator determines to be appropriate. 16 ‘‘(e) LIFE-CYCLE COST EFFECTIVE.—The Adminis- 17 trator shall use the procedures and methods established 18 under section 544(a) of the National Energy Conservation 19 Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8254(a)) in determining whether 20 a lighting system is life-cycle cost effective.’’; 21 (4) in subsection (f) (as so redesignated)— 22 (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), 23 by striking ‘‘lighting fixture or bulb’’ and in- 24 serting ‘‘lighting system’’; † S 442 ES
6 1 (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘‘the fix- 2 ture or bulb is’’ and inserting ‘‘the lighting sys- 3 tem or the individual components of the lighting 4 system are’’; and 5 (C) in paragraph (3), by striking ‘‘fixture 6 or bulb’’ and inserting ‘‘lighting system’’; 7 (5) in subsection (g) (as so redesignated), by 8 inserting ‘‘procurement and’’ before ‘‘use in public 9 buildings’’; and 10 (6) in subsection (h) (as so redesignated), by 11 inserting ‘‘procurement and’’ before ‘‘use of energy 12 efficient’’. 13 (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The analysis for chap- 14 ter 33 of title 40, United States Code, is amended by 15 striking the item relating to section 3313 and inserting 16 the following: ‘‘3313. Procurement of life-cycle cost effective and energy efficient lighting sys- tems.’’. Passed the Senate March 30, 2022. Attest: Secretary. † S 442 ES

117TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION S. 442 AN ACT To amend title 40, United States Code, to require the Administrator of General Services to procure the most life-cycle cost effective and energy effi- cient lighting products and to issue guidance on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of those products, and for other purposes.