THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY GABLER, BAKER, BLOOM, CAUSER, CLYMER, CREIGHTON, DENLINGER, FABRIZIO, GEIST, GILLEN, GINGRICH, GODSHALL, GROVE, HENNESSEY, HESS, HORNAMAN, KAUFFMAN, KOTIK, LAWRENCE, MALONEY, MILLARD, MOUL, MURT, OBERLANDER, PICKETT, RAPP, ROAE, SACCONE, SAYLOR, SIMMONS, SWANGER, TALLMAN, TOOHIL AND COX, JULY 18, 2011
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, JULY 18, 2011
Providing for Pennsylvania-manufactured incandescent light
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Short title.
This act shall be known and may be cited as the Pennsylvania
Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act.
Section 2. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Generic and insignificant parts." Include, but are not
limited to, steel, glass, springs, screws, nuts, pins and
"Incandescent light bulb." A light bulb containing a
filament or filaments that produce light when the filament or
filaments are heated due to electrical resistance.
Section 3. Applicability of Federal law and regulation.
(a) General rule.--An incandescent light bulb that is
manufactured commercially or privately in this Commonwealth from
basic materials that can be manufactured without the inclusion
of any significant parts imported from another state and is
offered for sale and sold for use only within this Commonwealth
is deemed to be in the stream of intrastate commerce, rather
than interstate commerce, and is not subject to Federal law or
(b) Generic and insignificant parts.--The incorporation of
generic and insignificant parts imported from another state in
an incandescent light bulb that is manufactured and sold in this
Commonwealth under subsection (a) which have other manufacturing
or consumer product applications does not bring an incandescent
light bulb into interstate commerce and does not subject it to
Federal law or regulation.
(c) Basic materials.--Basic materials, such as unmachined
and unshaped steel and glass, imported from another state that
are to be altered for incorporation into an incandescent light
bulb are deemed to be an insignificant part of the bulb under
subsection (b) prior to their alteration and after their
incorporation into the bulb. If these basic materials are
otherwise manufactured, offered for sale and sold in accordance
with subsection (a), they are not in interstate commerce and not
subject to Federal law or regulation under subsection (b).
Section 4. Indication of manufacture.
An incandescent light bulb manufactured, offered for sale or
sold in this Commonwealth under this act must have the words
"Made in Pennsylvania" clearly stamped, engraved or otherwise
clearly indicated on a central part of the bulb.
Section 5. Applicability.
This act applies to incandescent light bulbs that are
manufactured on or after the effective date of this act.
Section 6. Effective date.
This act shall take effect immediately.