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HB 536 (BR 1908) - J. Bell, W. Stone, H. Collins, R. Crimm, T. Edmonds, J. Gooch Jr., K. Hall, J. Hoover, D. Sims, A. Smith, F. Steele, T. Turner

     AN ACT relating to outdoor advertising devices.
     Create a new section of KRS 177.830 to 177.890 to exempt certain billboards carrying noncommercial messages to be exempt from state permitting authority; set standards for qualifying for exemption; amend KRS 177.990 to make a technical correction.


     HCS - Create new section of KRS 177.840 to 177.890 to define criteria for exemption from Department of Highways permitting requirements that shall not be deemed a violation of KRS 177.830 to 177.890; if the advertising device does not display a commercial message, does not encroach upon right-of-way of any public highway, is not a prohibited advertising device under KRS 177.863(1), complies with size limitations of KRS 177.863(3), complies with lighting restrictions of KRS 177.863(4), complies with any local zoning or land use ordinances, and was in place on or after January 1, 2010; define "commercial message" as an advertisement of a message that provides information about a product or service for sale; specify that no provision therein prohibits noncommercial messages on any lawfully erected display, including on-premise displays.

     SCS - Amend Section 1 to apply only to billboards that were in existence on January 1, 2010; add new sections to establish a pilot vegetation maintenance program which allows for vegetation maintenance permits to be issued to owners of selected billboards; set forth standards and requirements for the pilot program; require that all cost of vegetation maintenance be borne by the sign owner; establish permit procedures and fees; set forth duties and responsibilities of the Transportation Cabinet; amend KRS 177.830 to define terms; amend KRS 177.990 to provide penalties for violations; identify the specific billboards eligible for inclusion into the program.

     Feb 26-introduced in House
     Mar 4-to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Mar 9-posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2010
     Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 80-16 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
     Mar 24-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Transportation (S)
     Mar 25-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Transportation (S)
     Mar 26-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute

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