HB 582 (BR 1451) - R. Damron, S. Santoro, T. Burch, L. Clark, H. Collins, W. Coursey, J. DeCesare, J. Greer, D. Horlander, D. Keene, J. Vincent, A. Webb-Edgington, R. Wilkey
AN ACT relating to advertising devices.
Amend KRS 177.830 to define the terms "advertising device viewing zone," "Cabinet," "view permit," "repair permit," "trim or prune," "routine maintenance," "destroyed," and "routine change of message"; amend KRS 177.863 to make technical corrections; create a new section of KRS 177.830 to 177.890 to allow the owner of a legally erected advertising device to apply to the Transportation Cabinet for a vegetation control permit; specify components of permit application; require a $200 nonrefundable application fee; establish standards for approval of vegetation control permit; establish the procedures for applicants who were denied a permit or issued a restricted permit to submit an amended application for a vegetation control permit; allow applicant that was issued a restricted permit or denied a permit based on an amended application to petition the Franklin Circuit Court to determine whether denial or restrictions were appropriate; create a new section of KRS 177.830 to 177.890 to require a billboard owner with a valid application in force to secure a view permit each time prior to trimming or pruning vegetation; set fee for each view permit at $150; require $2,500 performance bond prior to issuance of a view permit; make view permits valid until work is completed or 180 days, whichever is shorter; require the Transportation Cabinet monitor work done on a view permit; create a new section of KRS 177.830 to 177.890 to require trimming and pruning done under a view permit to be supervised by a certified arborist; create new sections of KRS 177.830 to 177.890 to establish procedures for repair permits on nonconforming advertising devices similar to the procedure for view permits; amend KRS 177.860 to provide for the Transportation Cabinet to establish standards and routine maintenance and routine change of messages on advertising devices; create a new section of KRS 177.830 to 177.890 to establish a penalty of $100 per day for each violation of Sections 3 to 7 of this Act; waive the fine if corrected within 30 days; create a new section of KRS 177.830 to 177.890 to clarify that nothing in Sections 1 through 9 of the Act should be construed as to permit activity which is in conflict with the Federal Highway Beautification Act or any agreement entered into between the Federal Highway Administration and the Commonwealth.
Feb 19-introduced in House
Feb 25-to Transportation (H)