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H.R.3818: Thomas Edison BULB Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Jeffrey Duncan, R-S.C.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 8, 2014
Latest Major Action Jan. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Thomas Edison BULB Act - Repeals provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 concerning lighting energy efficiency, including provisions that:

  • prescribe energy efficiency standards for general service incandescent lamps, rough service lamps, and other designated lamps;
  • direct the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to conduct and report to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on an annual assessment of the market for general service lamps and compact fluorescent lamps;
  • direct the Secretary to carry out a proactive national program of consumer awareness, information, and education about lamp labels and energy-efficient lighting choices;
  • prohibit a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler from distributing in commerce specified adapters for incandescent lamps;
  • authorize the Secretary to carry out a lighting technology research and development program;
  • set forth minimum energy efficiency standards for in...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 10, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Jan. 8, 2014 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Jan. 8, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce