HB 755 – Energy Efficiency Standards
Those who manufacturer, sell, and install portable spas.
This bill requires portable spas to meet CA Energy Commission
requirements and APSP has asked the sponsor to amend this legislation to
replace that reference with the APSP-14 Portable Spa Standard requirements that
are consistent with the CEC requirements currently referenced.
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Establishes that on or after January 1, 2016, no new bottle-type water
dispenser, commercial hot food holding cabinet, faucet, portable electric spa,
urinal or water closet may be sold or offered for sale in the state unless the
efficiency of the new product meets or exceeds the efficiency standards set
forth in this measure, provided there is no further conflicting federal
regulation. It requires portable
electric spas to have a normalized standby power not greater than 5(V2/3) Watts
where V equals the total volume in gallons, as measured in accordance with the
test method for portable electric spas contained in section 1604, title 20,
California Code of Regulations as in effect on November 1, 2014. Defines
"portable electric spa" as a factory-built electric spa or hot tub,
supplied with equipment for heating and circulating water.
Status: Referred to Joint Committee on
Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy June 18. Hearing held June 30. During
the June 30 meeting, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and
Energy, co-chaired by Senator Benjamin Downing (D) and Representative Thomas
Golden (D), took no action on this measure. The sponsor testified in support of
the bill. There was no opposition testimony provided at the hearing. The measure
awaits further consideration in the committee of referral. Sent to a Study on March 4. In Massachusetts, sending a bill
to a study effectively ends the measures probability of being passed. It is
unlikely this measure sees further consideration.