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Full Text of HB0883  96th General Assembly


Sen. Michael W. Frerichs

Filed: 4/28/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 883 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5 Section 5-12020 as follows:
6     (55 ILCS 5/5-12020)
7     Sec. 5-12020. Wind farms. A county may establish standards
8 for wind farms and electric-generating wind devices. The
9 standards may include, without limitation, the height of the
10 devices and the number of devices that may be located within a
11 geographic area. A county may also regulate the siting of wind
12 farms and electric-generating wind devices in unincorporated
13 areas of the county outside of the zoning jurisdiction of a
14 municipality and the 1.5 mile radius surrounding the zoning
15 jurisdiction of a municipality. There shall be at least one
16 public hearing not more than 30 days prior to a siting decision



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1 by the county board. Notice of the hearing shall be published
2 in a newspaper of general circulation in the county. Counties
3 may allow test wind towers to be sited without formal approval
4 by the county board. Test wind towers must be dismantled within
5 3 years of installation. For the purposes of this Section,
6 "test wind towers" are wind towers that are designed solely to
7 collect wind generation data. Any provision of a county zoning
8 ordinance pertaining to wind farms that is in effect before the
9 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General
10 Assembly may continue in effect notwithstanding any
11 requirements of this Section.
12 (Source: P.A. 95-203, eff. 8-16-07.)
13     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14 becoming law.".