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 Bill Status of SB3501  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  OUTDOOR LIGHTING CONTROL ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura Ellman, Rachel Ventura, Willie Preston and Mary Edly-Allen

House Sponsors
(Rep. Terra Costa Howard)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2024HouseArrived in House

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Responsible Outdoor Lighting Control Act. Includes legislative findings. Defines terms. Provides that all new, renovated, or retrofitted luminaires purchased with State funds after the effective date of the Act or installed after the effective date of the Act on a structure or land that is owned, supported, funded, leased, or managed by the State must follow specified outdoor lighting control requirements. Includes various exceptions to compliance. Allows the Attorney General, a municipality, or a county to enforce the Act by filing an action for injunctive relief in a circuit court. Provides that the Department of Central Management Services shall make available a resource guide for the public to add lighting to homes and businesses consistent with the requirements for luminaires on a structure or land that is owned, supported, funded, leased, or managed by the State under the Act, and provides that the guide must include references to publicly accessible websites of advocacy groups approved by the State that provide education, guidance, and specifications relating to the implementation of responsible lighting principles. Provides that, if the Act conflicts with any other federal law, State law, or local ordinance controlling lighting, outdoor luminaries, signage, outdoor advertising, displays, or devices that is more stringent than the Act, then the federal law, State law, or local ordinance controls to the extent it is more stringent than the Act. Effective 60 days after becoming law.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that all new luminaires (rather than all new, renovated, or retrofitted luminaires) purchased with State funds after the effective date of the Act or installed after the effective date of the Act on a structure or land that is owned, leased, or managed by the Department of Natural Resources (rather than owned, supported, funded, leased, or managed by the State) must follow specified outdoor lighting control requirements. Changes the specified outdoor lighting control requirements. Removes a requirement that luminaires must be turned off or dimmed under certain conditions. Removes a provision that allows for the use of outdoor luminaires emitting fewer than 600 lumens if extinguished between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and sunrise. Removes all provisions regarding enforcement by filing an action for injunctive relief in a circuit court. Removes provisions regarding the Department of Central Management Services making available a resource guide for the public. Changes a technical term. Effective January 1, 2025.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
In a provision regarding outdoor lighting control, provides that all new luminaires purchased with State funds or installed on a structure or land owned and managed (rather than owned, leased, or managed) by the Department of Natural Resources with the intended purpose of outdoor illumination must follow certain outdoor lighting control requirements.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura Ellman
  2/9/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/12/2024SenateAssigned to State Government
  3/13/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Laura Ellman
  3/13/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/15/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 5, 2024
  3/19/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  3/20/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government
  3/20/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Laura Ellman
  3/20/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Laura Ellman
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8 (b-1), this committee amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to State Government
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Held in State Government
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  3/22/2024SenateDo Pass as Amended State Government; 008-001-000
  3/22/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 9, 2024
  3/22/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
  4/2/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Laura Ellman
  4/2/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Assignments Refers to State Government
  4/10/2024SenateSecond Reading
  4/10/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2024
  4/10/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommend Do Adopt State Government; 008-000-000
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/11/2024SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/11/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted
  4/11/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/11/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/11/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard

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