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 Bill Status of HB4455  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg - Elizabeth Coulson - Dave Winters - Michael Tryon - Elaine Nekritz, Harry Osterman, Paul D. Froehlich, Karen May, Julie Hamos, Eddie Washington, Mike Boland and Sara Feigenholtz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Appliance Efficiency Standards Act. Provides minimum efficiency standards for certain new products sold or installed in this State including: (1) medium voltage dry-type distribution transformers; (2) metal halide lamp fixtures; (3) furnaces and boilers; (4) single-voltage external AC to DC power supplies; and (5) State-regulated incandescent reflector lamps. Authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to designate minimum standards for additional new products to promote energy conservation when cost effective for consumers. Authorizes the Pollution Control Board, by rule, to change the initial minimum efficiency standards. Authorizes the Pollution Control Board, by rule, to change the initial minimum efficiency standards. Sets forth that beginning January 1, 2008, no new medium voltage dry-type distribution transformer, single-voltage external AC to DC power supply, or State-regulated incandescent reflector lamps may be sold or offered for sale in this State unless the efficiency of the new product meets or exceeds the applicable minimum efficiency standards. Provides that beginning January 1, 2009, no new metal halide lamp fixture may be sold or offered for sale in this State unless the efficiency of the new product meets or exceeds the applicable minimum efficiency standards. Requires the Agency, in consultation with the Attorney General, to determine if implementation of State standards for furnaces and boilers requires a waiver from federal preemption. Provides that if a waiver from federal preemption is necessary, the State standard shall go into effect at the earliest date permitted by federal law. Sets forth that if a waiver from federal preemption is not needed for the State then the State standards shall go into effect on June 1, 2008. Requires manufacturers to test their products and certify the results to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Adds other provisions. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  1/10/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/10/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/18/2006HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  1/19/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  1/23/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/17/2006HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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