SB 517 - This act establishes the Missouri Solar Pollinator Habitat Act.

Under the act, the Department of Agriculture shall publish a scorecard that sets forth criteria for making a claim that a solar site, as defined in the act, is pollinator-friendly or provides benefits to pollinators.

An owner of a solar site may follow practices at the solar site that provide native perennial vegetation and foraging habitat beneficial to pollinators. If an owner of a solar site follows such practices, the owner may claim that the site is pollinator-friendly or provides benefits to pollinators if the site and the site's vegetation management plan adhere to the criteria set forth in the scorecard created by the Department.

A solar site's completed scorecard and vegetation management plan shall be made available to the public and a copy shall be provided to the Department and a nonprofit solar industry trade association of the state.


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