21 Jun: Sarlo/Buono Bill To Require State Buildings To Use Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Passes Senate

TRENTON – The Senate today gave final approval to a measure sponsored by Senators Paul Sarlo and Barbara Buono that would require the State to use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs whenever possible in State-owned buildings and encourage residents to do the same.

“CFL bulbs use less electricity and last longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic. “With the switch to CFL bulbs, New Jersey will not only save money in the long run but also reduce the State’s greenhouse gas emissions and set a good example for everyone living in New Jersey.”