SB14-103

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SB14-103 - Phase In High-efficiency Water Fixture Options

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Phase-Out Of The Sale Of Certain Low-Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures.

The bill defines a "watersense-listed plumbing fixture" as one that has been:

  • Tested by an accredited third-party certifying body or laboratory in accordance with the federal environmental protection agency's WaterSense program;
  • Certified by such body or laboratory as meeting the performance and efficiency requirements of the program; and
  • Authorized by the program to use its label.

Current law requires water-efficient indoor plumbing fixtures in only three contexts:

  • Builders of new single-family detached residences must offer the buyers toilets, faucets, and showerheads that meet the current standards of the WaterSense program;
  • Tank-type water closets and flushometer toilets in new state buildings must meet certain standards that are either less stringent than or as stringent as the current WaterSense standards; and
  • New construction and renovation of residential structures and office, commercial, or industrial buildings must meet standards that are less stringent than the current WaterSense standards.

Section 1 of the bill prohibits the sale of lavatory faucets, shower heads, flushing urinals, tank-type toilets, and tank-type water closets on and after September 1, 2016, unless they are a watersense-listed plumbing fixture. Sections 2 through 5 amend or repeal conflicting portions of current law.

Latest update: June 6, 2014
06/06/2014 Governor Signed
05/02/2014 Sent to the Governor
05/01/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/30/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/04/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/03/2014 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/17/2014 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/03/2014 - No Amendments
03/13/2014 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/21/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
02/19/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/18/2014 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/13/2014 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/24/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy