Outdoor lighting fixtures; use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). (HB1988)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patrons Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Light-emitting diode (LED) use on outdoor lighting fixtures. Requires any authority, department, agency, or institution of the Commonwealth that installs, replaces, or maintains an outdoor lighting fixture to use LEDs instead of traditional incandescent light bulbs when installing new outdoor lighting fixtures or replacing nonfunctioning bulbs on existing outdoor lighting fixtures. The bill also provides for the Department of General Services to include the requirement for the use of LEDs in the agency's purchasing regulations. The bill creates an exception to these requirements for the installation or replacement of light bulbs on state-owned property that is listed individually on the Virginia Landmarks Register or is certified by the Director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources as contributing to the historic significance of a historic district that is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103570D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1988)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1988)
01/26/2017Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17104764D-H1
01/26/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2017Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1988H1)
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2017Left in Appropriations