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General Assembly


Proposed Bill No. 6550


January Session, 2007


LCO No. 2120


Referred to Committee on Environment


Introduced by:


REP. O'ROURKE, 32nd Dist.

REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th Dist.

REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.

REP. WRIGHT, 41st Dist.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to authorize the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to study whether there are energy efficient lamps available for consumers at competitive prices, to create a list of inefficient incandescent lamps, to prohibit retailers and wholesalers from selling inefficient incandescent lamps not less than one hundred eighty days from the date of such lamps classification on the list, to create a penalty of one hundred dollars for each sale of an inefficient incandescent lamp on or after thirty days after written warning by the commissioner of such violation, and to place a surcharge of ten cents per incandescent lamp on the sale of incandescent lamps.

Statement of Purpose:

To encourage the use of energy efficient lamps.