RICHMOND, Va.: This morning, HB 1988 to require the Commonwealth of Virginia to transfer from traditional incandescent bulbs to LED light bulbs has died in the General Government and Capital Outlay Appropriations Subcommittee.
“I’m astounded that this bill, that has a potential savings of $5 million a year or more for the Commonwealth, has died in appropriations. It died, without public opposition and without reason given by the committee, despite being a cost savings to the Commonwealth and giving three Virginia LED bulb manufacturers priority over Chinese incandescent bulb manufacturers,” said Delegate John J. Bell (D – Loudoun), the patron of the bill. “This opportunity to do the right thing for our environment, taxpayer dollars, and Virginia job-creators has been squandered.”
You can watch testimony of the bill on Delegate John Bell’s Facebook page.