S 397

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 397

To provide that no Federal or State requirement to increase energy efficient lighting in public buildings shall require a hospital, school, day care center, mental health facility, or nursing home to install or use energy efficient lighting if that lighting contains mercury.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 17, 2011

Mr. ENZI (for himself, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. WICKER, and Mr. RISCH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To provide that no Federal or State requirement to increase energy efficient lighting in public buildings shall require a hospital, school, day care center, mental health facility, or nursing home to install or use energy efficient lighting if that lighting contains mercury.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. MERCURY-CONTAINING LIGHTING.

    (a) Amendment- Title III of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140) is amended by adding at the end the following:

`SEC. 326. MERCURY-CONTAINING LIGHTING.

    `Notwithstanding sections 321 through 325, and the amendments made by those sections, no Federal or State requirement to increase energy efficient lighting in public buildings shall require a hospital, school, day care center, mental health facility, or nursing home to install or use energy efficient lighting if that lighting contains mercury.'.

    (b) Table of Contents Amendment- The table of contents of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140; 121 Stat. 1493) is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to title III the following new item:

      `Sec. 326. Mercury-containing lighting.'.

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