Bill Status of HB4815 94th General Assembly
Short Description: OUTDOOR LIGHTING CONTROL ACT
Rep. Rich Brauer - Dave Winters
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Outdoor Lighting Control Act. Provides that no person may unreasonably place or operate a lighting unit in a manner that causes illumination or glare to be cast on the property of another person with the effect of reducing privacy, hindering sleep, or creating an unattractive appearance to the area without the permission of the owner, lessee, or lawful occupant of the property. Provides that a person convicted of light trespass commits a petty offense and is subject to a fine of $100 if the violation is not corrected within 10 days of the conviction. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency may identify and designate, as dark areas, areas that are especially suitable for astronomical observations or that provide nocturnal benefits to flora and fauna due to their darkness; and shall submit a proposed plan to preserve areas designated as dark areas.