Earlier this afternoon, we gave a mention to SB 61, the bill that declares Georgia’s sovereign authority over incandescent light bulbs that do not cross state lines.
Federal energy efficiency regulations are forcing a phase-out of Mr. Edison’s version. Here’s the gist of the bill:
”Notwithstanding any other law, a person may possess, use, manufacture, purchase, install, transport, sell, or internationally export an incandescent light bulb that is manufactured commercially or privately in this state if the light bulb is not exported to another state.
“This Code section applies to an incandescent light bulb that is manufactured in this state from basic materials and that can be manufactured without the inclusion of any significant parts imported from another state. The importation into this state of any generic or insignificant part that has other manufacturing or consumer product applications or any basic materials does not subject the incandescent light bulb to federal