Compact fluorescent light bulb; Department of Environmental Quality to study impact of expanded use. (HJ713)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Department of Environmental Quality to study disposal of compact fluorescent bulbs; report. Requests the Department of Environmental Quality to study the environmental impact of the expanded use of compact fluorescent light bulbs in the residential sector. In conducting its study, the Department of Environmental Quality shall examine the impact on landfills, proper disposal or recycling in private residences, and public education opportunities. The study should determine the most effective ways to encourage and promote the environmentally sound management of compact fluorescent light bulbs containing mercury. The Department of Environmental Quality shall include in its recommendations strategies for (i) educating consumers on the benefits of proper management of a product that contains mercury and the need to recycle such bulbs; (ii) publicizing options for proper disposal; and (iii) working with the private sector to develop ways to allow the public to conveniently recycle fluorescent light bulbs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096914687
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
01/16/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/27/2009Reported from Rules with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Committee substitute printed 094196687-H1
01/30/2009Taken up
01/30/2009Committee substitute agreed to 094196687-H1
01/30/2009Amendments by Delegate Poindexter agreed to
01/30/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HJ713EH1
01/30/2009Printed as engrossed 094196687-EH1
01/30/2009Agreed to by House (95-Y 1-N)
01/30/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Reading waived
02/02/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/23/2009Left in Rules