102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/29/2021, by Rep. Daniel Didech
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Homeowners' Energy Policy Statement Act. Provides that no
political subdivision may place any restriction, either directly or
indirectly, on the installation or use of a solar energy system unless the
restriction: serves to preserve or protect public health or safety; or
does not significantly decrease its production or efficiency. Limits home
rule powers. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Homeowners' Energy Policy Statement Act is
amended by adding Section 23 as follows:
(765 ILCS 165/23 new)
Authority to restrict solar energy system.
unit of local government, including a home rule unit of local
government, may place any restriction, either directly or
indirectly, on the installation or use of a solar energy
system, as defined in Section 10, unless the restriction:
(1) serves to preserve or protect public health or
(2) does not significantly decrease the production or
efficiency of the solar energy system.
A home rule unit may not regulate the installation of
solar energy systems in a manner more restrictive than the
regulation by the State of the installation of solar energy
systems under this Act. 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.