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AN ACT concerning solar sites.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Pollinator Friendly Solar Site Act.
In this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.
"Exotic weed" has the same meaning ascribed to the term in
Section 2 of the Illinois Exotic Weed Act.
"Noxious weed" has the same meaning ascribed to the term in
Section 2 of the Illinois Noxious Weed Law.
Site management practices.
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. 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.
Recognition of beneficial habitat.
An owner or