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H 0173 - Revisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws

Tracking Level: High
Sponsor: John Bell (R)
Last Action: 2/23/2017 - House - Ref to the Com on Commerce and Job Development, if favorable, Regulatory Reform, if favorable, Finance
House Committee: CJD
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Increases the duration of billboard vegetation removal permits from one to three years. Delineates new factors to determine just compensation for governmental units that acquire, purchase or condemn billboards, including the income generated by the sign. Allows sign owners to relocate signs “within the same zoning jurisdiction adjacent to a highway,” while prohibiting local government officials from taking any zoning enforcement actions related to the sign relocation. Makes other changes related to replacement of specific tree species. (version 1)

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