SB61 - Establishes new requirements for billboards and tourism road signage
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||Establishes new requirements for billboards and tourism road signage
CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 61 - This act requires the Highway and
Transportation Commission to implement a plan for tourist
oriented directional signage for publicly and privately owned
natural attractions and wineries. A sign shall be erected to
indicate the veterans memorial in Jefferson County. The cost of
the signs would be the responsibility of the owner of the
This act also makes several changes to existing billboard
law. The maximum size for billboards is reduced from 1,200
square feet to 800 square feet. Minimum spacing between signs
outside the city limits is increased from 300 feet to 500 feet
and the minimum spacing between signs within city limits in
increased from 100 feet to 500 feet.
Stacked sign structures are prohibited after August 28,
1999. Billboards existing before this date shall not be deemed
nonconforming provided that they comply with other statutory
requirements as well as city and county regulations. Owners of
permits to erect billboards have two years to erect the
structure. A new permit will be required if this deadline is not
met. The act also encourages the Highway Commission to
investigate the use of new technologies in outdoor advertising.
The definition of primary system is modified to include
federal-aid primary highways and those highways designated as
part of the National Highway System.
This act names a portion of state highway 13 in Caldwell
County the "Zach West Wheat Memorial Highway". The portion of
highway 36 that runs through Linn County shall be designated as
the "V.F.W. Memorial Highway".
Parts of this act are similar to SB 205.