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 Bill Status of SB3214  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SOLAR SITE-POLLINATOR FRIENDLY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jason A. Barickman - Melinda Bush, Cristina Castro, Steven M. Landek and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Thomas M. Bennett - Daniel Swanson - Natalie Phelps Finnie - Jerry Costello, II - Charles Meier, Emanuel Chris Welch, Lindsay Parkhurst, La Shawn K. Ford, LaToya Greenwood, Kelly M. Cassidy, Sonya M. Harper, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Elizabeth Hernandez, Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, Brian W. Stewart, Brad Halbrook, Avery Bourne, Dave Severin, Randy E. Frese, Michael Halpin, Sue Scherer and Steven A. Andersson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/26/2018SenateSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Pollinator Friendly Solar Site Act. Provides that an owner of a ground-mounted solar site may follow practices that: (1) provide native perennial vegetation and foraging habitat which is beneficial to game birds, songbirds, and pollinators; and (2) reduce storm water runoff and erosion at the solar site. Provides that an owner or manager of a solar site with a generating capacity of more than 40 kilowatts implementing site management practices under the Act may claim that the site is "pollinator-friendly" or provides benefits to game birds, songbirds, and pollinators only if the site adheres to guidance set forth by the pollinator friendly scorecard published by the Department of Natural Resources in consultation with stakeholders. Provides that an owner making a beneficial habitat claim shall make the solar site's pollinator score card, and where available, related vegetation management plans, available to the public and provide a copy to the Department of Natural Resources and a nonprofit solar industry trade association of the State. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides that to the extent practicable, if establishing perennial vegetation and beneficial foraging habitat, a solar site owner or manager shall use native plant species and seed mixes that are free from noxious weed or exotic weed seeds. Provides that an owner or manager of a solar site with a generating capacity of more than 40 kilowatts implementing site management practices under this Act may claim that the site is "pollinator-friendly" or provides benefits to game birds, songbirds, and pollinators only if the site adheres to guidance set forth by the pollinator friendly scorecard published by the Department in consultation with the University of Illinois, Department of Entomology (in the introduced bill, stakeholders). Defines "Department", "exotic weed", and "noxious weed". Provides that the scorecard shall be posted on the Department of Natural Resource's website on or before 6 months after the effective date of the Act. Makes other technical changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  2/16/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/16/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2018SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/13/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/12/2018SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 006-000-000
  4/12/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 17, 2018
  4/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  4/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/18/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/18/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  4/25/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/25/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 26, 2018
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Environment and Conservation; 005-000-000
  4/26/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Barickman
  4/26/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/26/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  4/26/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/7/2018HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  5/9/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
  5/9/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/9/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/15/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 017-000-000
  5/15/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/17/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/17/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/18/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  5/23/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/28/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/28/2018SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2018SenateSent to the Governor

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