This bill — known as the PASS Act — would extend an exemption for life safety systems (like smoke alarms or security systems) from energy conservation standards until July 1, 2023. Under current law, the Dept. of Energy (DOE) exempted such devices from conservation standards until July 1, 2017. DOE would be required to issue a rule determining whether those standards for external power supplies should be changed by July 1, 2021 and new standards would apply to products made after July 1, 2023.
What is Senate Bill S. 190?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 190
Power And Security Systems (PASS) Act
A bill to provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems, and for other purposes.
- EnactedNovember 2nd, 2017The President signed this bill into law
- The house Passed October 11th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
- The senate Passed August 1st, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesIntroducedJanuary 23rd, 2017
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