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Public Act 097-0720


 

Public Act 0720 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 097-0720
 
HB1390 EnrolledLRB097 07768 KMW 47880 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
Section 11-13-1.5 as follows:
 
    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1.5 new)
    Sec. 11-13-1.5. Amateur radio communications; antenna
regulations. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
contrary, no ordinance or resolution may be adopted or enforced
by a municipality after the effective date of this amendatory
Act of the 97th General Assembly that affects the placement,
screening, or height of antennas or antenna support structures
that are used for amateur radio communications unless the
ordinance or resolution: (i) has a reasonable and clearly
defined aesthetic, public health, or safety objective and
represents the minimum practical regulation that is necessary
to accomplish the objectives; and (ii) reasonably accommodates
amateur radio communications.
    A municipality may not regulate the antennas or antenna
support structures that are used for amateur radio
communications in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This
Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of
Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent
exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised
by the State.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/29/2012