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2013 House Bill 1017: Creating new efficiency standards for appliances, electrical and water systems
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris (Mt. Vernon) (D) on January 14, 2013 Modifies the efficiency standards for a wide range of appliances, including refrigerators and freezers, hot water systems, cooling and heating systems, incandescent reflector lamps, and toilets. Adds large and small battery chargers to the regulations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Environment Committee on January 14, 2013
Substitute offered in the House on January 31, 2013 Adds efficiency standards for quartz halogen lamps. Exemptions are provided to the battery charger system standard in alignment with California efficiency standards. Efficiency standards for nonconsumer small battery charger systems, battery back-up, and uninterruptible power supplies are added and phased in at a later date than large and small battery charger systems, in line with California efficiency standards. The efficiency standard implementation date for nonconsumer small battery charger systems, battery backup, and uninterruptible power supplies is January 1, 2017.
Referred to the House Appropriations Subcom on General Government & Info Tech Committee on February 5, 2013
Substitute offered in the House on February 20, 2013 Recommends the removal of the authorization for cities and counties to amend efficiency standards for local jurisdictions and the removal of certain definitions.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 22, 2013
Received in the House on March 6, 2013
Passed 59 to 38 in the House on March 6, 2013.
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Removes language allowing cities or counties to authorize locally specific ordinances for efficiency standards. Removes certain definitions. Establishes minimum energy efficiency standards for battery charger systems, battery backup systems, and uninterruptible power supplies. Establishes minimum water conservation standards for water closets, urinals, showerheads, and various types of faucets.
Received in the Senate on March 8, 2013
Referred to the Senate Energy, Environment &Telecommunications Committee on March 8, 2013
Received in the House on January 13, 2014
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 7, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Morris (Mt. Vernon) (D) on February 12, 2014 Removes provisions relating to water conservation efficiency standards. Exempts from the battery charger system efficiency standard chargers used for larger industrial motive equipment such as fork lifts, burden carriers, or person carriers. Removes forklifts from the battery charger system efficiency standard. Makes technical changes to the implementation dates for the efficiency standards contained in the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 12, 2014
Received in the Senate on February 14, 2014
Referred to the Senate Energy, Natural Resources, & Marine Waters Committee on February 14, 2014
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 27, 2014

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