Appliances, certain; bans sale or distribution in State of any clothes washer, dehumidifer, etc. (HB2012)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of certain appliances. Bans the sale or distribution in the Commonwealth, effective July 1, 2011, of any clothes washer, dehumidifier, dishwasher, refrigerator, or room air conditioner that is designed for residential, non-commercial use, which has not been designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding each such agency's requirements under the federal Energy Star program. The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to adopt regulations to exempt appliances 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 is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098103492
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 2
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2012)
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor