HB1811: Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for energy-efficient and water-efficient goods.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1811

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 6, 2021
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 2.2-4328.1, relating to the Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for energy-efficient and water-efficient goods.

Patrons-- Helmer, Bulova, Reid, Simon, Adams, D.M., Hope, Lopez, Mugler, Murphy, Rasoul and Samirah; Senators: Boysko and Marsden

Referred to Committee on General Laws

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 2.2-4328.1 as follows:

§ 2.2-4328.1. Preference for energy-efficient and water-efficient goods.

A. As used in this section, "FEMP" means the Federal Energy Management Program.

B. When in the course of procuring goods, if a public body receives two or more bids for products that are Energy Star certified, meet FEMP-designated efficiency requirements, appear on FEMP's Low Standby Power Product List, or are WaterSense certified, such public body may only select among those bids.