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H.R.2126: Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor David McKinley, R-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action March 6, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 - Better Buildings Act of 2014 - Title I: Better Buildings - (Sec. 102) Requires the Administrator of General Services (GSA), in consultation with the Secretary of Energy (DOE), to develop and publish model commercial leasing provisions for use in leasing documents that designate a federal agency as a landlord or tenant that encourage building owners and tenants to invest in cost-effective energy and water efficiency measures.

Requires the Administrator to: (1) develop policies and best practices to implement such measures for the realty services; and (2) make available such model leasing provisions and best practices to state, county, and municipal governments for use in managing owned and leased building space to encourage investment in such energy and water efficiency measures.

(Sec. 103) Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Department of Energy's (DOE) Assistant Secretary of Energ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
March 5, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
March 5, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 375 - 36 (Roll no. 98). (text: CR 3/4/2014 H2115-2119)

March 5, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2177-2178)
March 4, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
March 4, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2126.
March 4, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2115-2122)
March 4, 2014 Mr. Whitfield moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Feb. 28, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 277.
Feb. 28, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-371.
Jan. 28, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Jan. 28, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 27, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
May 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.