Energy Efficiency and Savings Act Exposed
The Energy Efficiency and Savings Act was adopted by ALEC's Natural Resources Task Force at the States and Nation Policy Summit on December 9, 2006, approved by the ALEC Board of Directors on January 8, 2007. According to ALEC.org, the Act was approved by Board of Directors on May 9, 2005, re-approved on January 28, 2013. An updated version of the Act is provided on ALEC.org, any words removed from the original version are given as
strikethrough text and additions are given in bold. (Accessed on 7/28/2015).
ALEC Bill Text
BILL TO BE ENTITLED
This act shall be known as the Energy Efficiency and Savings Act of ____. An act relating to exemptions from state and local sales and use tax, so as to provide for an exemption for certain appliances and products that meet or exceed the applicable energy efficiency requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy and that have received the ENERGY STAR
The tax imposed by section () shall not apply to the following:
"(A) The sale of energy efficient products. The exemption provided by this paragraph shall apply only to sales occurring during a period commencing at 12:01 A.M. on October 1, ____ and concluding at 12:00 Midnight on October 31, ____.”
(B) As used in this paragraph, the term “energy efficient product” shall mean
any product Any air conditioner, ceiling fan, ceiling fan light kit, clothes dryer, clothes washer, dehumidifier, dishwasher, freezer, furnace, hot water heater, light bulb, light fixture, programmable thermostat or refrigerator, which has been designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding the energy efficiency requirements under the agencies “ENERGY STAR” program.
All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.
Adopted by the Natural Resources Task Force at the States and Nation Policy Summit on December 9, 2006.
Approved by the ALEC Board of Directors January 8, 2007.
Approved by ALEC Board of Directors on May 9, 2005.
Reapproved by ALEC Board of Directors on January 28, 2013.