Incandescent light bulbs; bans sale or distribution in State, effective July 1, 2010. (HB2009)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Incandescent light bulbs. Bans the sale or distribution in the Commonwealth, effective July 1, 2010, of any general purpose incandescent light bulb. The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to adopt regulations to exempt types of light bulbs from the ban if it finds that the ban creates a significant hardship on the user or is unreasonable because of the lack of an adequate substitute. A violation of the ban is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090131492
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2009)
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 2
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor