The Austin American-Statesman reports that the Texas legislature has passed a law settling up a conflict with the federal government over the federal light bulb mandate:
Legislators also passed laws and resolutions pushing back at federal environmental regulators.
One bill called for the state attorney general to defend Texans if the federal government tries to prosecute them for an alleged violation of federal law based on the manufacture or sale of relatively inefficient incandescent light bulbs.
"An incandescent light bulb that is manufactured in this state and remains in this state is not subject to federal law or federal regulation under the authority of the United States Congress to regulate interstate commerce," says the bill, authored by state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana.
The bill reportedly awaits Governor Perry's signature. Earlier coverage of the light bulb issue is here.