Senate Bill 442
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-202 on Oct 17, 2022
Feb 25, 2021
Latest Action
Oct 17, 2022
Origin Chamber
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Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
Passed on March 30, 2022
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1860; text: CR S1860-1861)

Bulb Replacement Improving Government with High-efficiency Technology Act or the BRIGHT Act

This bill expands requirements relating to the procurement and use of energy-efficient lighting in federal buildings.

Under current law, public buildings that are constructed or managed by the General Services Administration (GSA) must be equipped with energy-efficient light bulbs and fixtures. Under the bill, buildings must be equipped with the most life-cycle cost effective and energy-efficient lighting systems available, including with respect to sensors, fixture distribution, and other elements. The bill also specifically establishes requirements relating to the procurement of such lighting systems and modifies other requirements accordingly.

The bill also requires the GSA to provide information to federal, state, local, and tribal entities about procuring and using such lighting systems in furtherance of governmental efficiency.

Text (4)
March 30, 2022
February 16, 2022
February 25, 2021
Public Record
Record Updated
Jan 11, 2023 1:50:19 PM