97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/8/2011, by Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Renewable Energy Production District Act. Provides that
any area within the boundaries of a single county may be incorporated as a
renewable energy production district. Sets forth the procedure for
establishing a renewable energy production district. Provides that a board
of trustees shall govern a renewable energy production district. Sets forth
the appointment, terms, and powers of the board members. Authorizes the
board to sell the renewable energy produced by a renewable energy facility.
Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Renewable Energy Production District Act.
"Renewable energy facility" means a
generator powered by solar electric energy, wind, dedicated
crops grown for electricity generation, anaerobic digestion of
livestock or food processing waste, fuel cells or microturbines
powered by renewable fuels, or hydroelectric energy.
Renewable energy production district.
within the boundaries of a single county may be incorporated as
a renewable energy production district.
Fifty or more of the legal voters resident within the
limits of the proposed district or a majority if there are
fewer than 100 legal voters, may petition the circuit court for
the county in which the proposed district is located to cause
the question to be submitted to the legal voters of the
proposed district whether the proposed territory shall be
organized as a renewable energy production district under this
Act. The petition shall be addressed to the court and shall
contain a definite description of the boundaries of the