Full Text of HB0991 97th General Assembly
HB0991ham001 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Rep. Carol A. Sente
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 991
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 991 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
The Homeowners' Solar Rights Act is amended by
changing Section 20 as follows:
(765 ILCS 165/20)
Deed restrictions; covenants.
restrictions, covenants, or similar binding agreements running
with the land shall prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting
a solar energy system from being installed on a building
erected on a lot or parcel covered by the deed restrictions,
covenants, or binding agreements, if the building is subject to
a homeowners' association, common interest community
association, or condominium unit owners' association. A
property owner may not be denied permission to install a solar
energy system by any entity granted the power or right in any
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deed restriction, covenant, or similar binding agreement to
approve, forbid, control, or direct alteration of property.
However, for purposes of this Act, the entity may determine the
specific location where a solar energy system may be installed
on the roof within an orientation to the south or within 45
degrees east or west of due south provided that the
determination does not impair the effective operation of the
solar energy system. Each homeowners' association, common
interest community association, or condominium unit owners'
association shall adopt an energy policy statement regarding
the location, design, and architectural requirements of
composting, rainwater collection,
, or wind energy
systems within 120 days after an association
receives a request for a policy statement or an application
from an association member. An association shall disclose, upon
request, its energy policy statement and shall include the
statement in its homeowners' common interest community, or
condominium unit owners' association declaration.
(Source: P.A. 96-1436, eff. 1-1-11.)".