Legislation Sponsored by David Lewis (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0522 HighChange the LOST Adjustment Factor David Lewis
3/30/2017 House - Ref To Com On Finance --
Taxation & Finance
Companion Bill to SB 126
Eliminates the current adjustment factors applied to the half-cent local sales tax imposed under Article 40. Replaces those factors with new adjustment factors that are tied to the economic development tier ranking given to the county and municipalities within it that levy this tax. (version 1)
H 0578 MonitorRevisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws David Lewis
4/11/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance --
Transportation

The first of four House bills with this title that concern billboards, this bill addresses issues related to tree- and vegetation-clearing activities in front of signs. Lowers the permit fees and other amounts sign owners must pay to receive permission to clear vegetation and increases the permit term from one to three years. Increases the area in which a sign owner may remove vegetation by right, and addresses removal of specific species of trees as well as trimmings within the cut zones. Proscribes specific rulemaking procedures for NCDOT to follow to implement provisions of this bill. (version 1)

H 0579 HighRevisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws David Lewis
4/26/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Economic Development Liability Planning & Land Use

The second of four House bills with this title that concern billboards, this bill addresses issues related to determination of just compensation for sign removal by NCDOT or local governments. Lists nine factors to consider when determining just compensation, including the income generated by rental space on the sign and the ability of the sign owner to relocate and reconstruct the sign in a reasonably comparable site. Allows the sign owner to recover from the condemning government agency the reasonable costs of relocating and reconstructing the removed sign, including up to 30 days of lost income caused by the sign removal. Prohibits local governments from amending their ordinances after the effective date of the bill, as they relate to applicability of billboard regulations throughout the jurisdiction. Proscribes specific rulemaking procedures for NCDOT to follow to implement provisions of this bill. (version 1)

H 0580 HighRevisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws David Lewis
4/26/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH -
Economic Development Planning & Land Use
The third of four House bills with this title that concern billboards, this bill addresses issues related to relocation and reconstruction of signs. Allows sign owners to move their signs nearly anywhere in the state, and then—by right—rebuild the signs in a manner that allows them to be upgraded to digital billboards, mounted on a metal monopole, and increased in size and height. Applies retroactively to signs removed on or after January 1, 2014. Proscribes specific rulemaking procedures for NCDOT to follow to implement provisions of this bill. (version 1)
H 0581 HighRevisions to Outdoor Advertising Laws David Lewis
6/26/2017 House - Failed 2nd Reading RulesCOH -
Economic Development Planning & Land Use

The fourth of four House bills with this title that concern billboards, this bill addresses issues related to the relocation and reconstruction of signs, as well as lessening NCDOT permitting standards for all billboard activities. Allows sign owners to move their signs nearly anywhere in the state, and then—by right—rebuild the signs in a manner that allows them to be upgraded to digital billboards, mounted on a metal monopole, and increased in size and height. Exempts sign owners from typical local enforcement of ordinances and appeals processes. Creates new permitting exemptions from NCDOT and State Building Code regulations for sign owners, as well as new “deemed permitted” rights for sign owners. Directs an administrative process for NCDOT to determine the circumstances under which digital billboards may be used for public notification alerts. Proscribes specific rulemaking procedures for NCDOT to follow to implement provisions of this bill. (version 1)

H 0843 MonitorMunicipal Election Schedule %26amp; Other Changes David Lewis
6/22/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House EEL -
Elections
Adjusts the municipal elections calendars related to certain primary dates and candidate filing dates, thereby accommodating other state requirements for printing of absentee ballots prior to the early vote period. (version 1)
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