98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced , by Rep. Rich Brauer
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Outdoor Light Limitation Act. Provides requirements for
outdoor lighting. Creates exemptions from those requirements. Authorizes
the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to adopt rules necessary to
implement the Act. Authorizes the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
to impose a fine for violation of the Act.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning light limitation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Outdoor Light Limitation Act.
As used in this Act:
"Commercial lighting zone" means any zoning lot in any
zoning district that does not have as its primary use a
single-family residential dwelling, a 2-family residential
dwelling, or land used for agriculture or industry.
"Fully shielded" means that those fixtures so designated
shall be shielded in a manner that ensures that light rays
emitted from the fixture, either directly from the source of
illumination or indirectly from the fixture, are projected
through the lowest point of the fixture where light is emitted.
"Residential lighting zone" means any zoning lot in a
residential or agricultural zoning district that has as its
primary use a single-family residential dwelling or a 2-family
"Uplighting" means lighting that is directed to shine light
rays above the horizontal plane.
Requirements for outdoor lighting.