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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 28, 2020 01:23 PM
From: Representative Greg Vitali
To: All House members
Subject: Outdoor Advertising Control Act Legislation
I plan to introduce legislation amending the Municipalities Planning Code to prohibit the placement of outdoor advertising signs within 1,000 feet of an existing school, public playground, public park, residential housing area, church or meetinghouse, or childcare facility. This bill is a reintroduction of HB 772 of 2013-2014 session by former Rep. Adolph.

An advertising sign is one that either uses computer or other mechanical technology to change the characters and illustration on the face of the sign, or is a static sign leased or rented. Typically, these signs are large and given their characteristics, pose a potential safety threat to motorists and pedestrians. They also present a detrimental impact to the adjacent properties.

This proposed legislation allows a local municipality to permit these signs within 1,000 feet of the areas noted above. The municipality would be obligated to conduct at least one public hearing and ensure that all property owners within 1,000 feet of the proposed sign are notified at least 30 days prior to the hearing.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as HB2300