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2011 House Bill 4815: Assert post-ban legality of "Michigan-made" incandescent lightbulbs
Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on June 23, 2011 To establish that incandescent light bulbs of any wattage may be sold in Michigan if they are completely made in Michigan, notwithstanding a federal law phasing-in a ban on bulbs 40 watts and above starting in 2012. Congress claims authority to impose this ban based on the Constitution’s interstate commerce clause, so presumably a 100 percent Michigan bulb would be exempt. A similar bill was recently introduced in Texas.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on June 23, 2011
Reported in the House on September 27, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on October 12, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 12, 2011
Passed 62 to 46 in the House on October 13, 2011 To establish that incandescent light bulbs of any wattage may be sold in Michigan if they are completely made in Michigan, notwithstanding a federal law phasing-in a ban on bulbs 40 watts and above starting in 2012. Congress claims authority to impose this ban based on the Constitution’s interstate commerce clause, so presumably a 100 percent Michigan bulb would be exempt.
Received in the Senate on October 18, 2011
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on October 18, 2011

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