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A92, R58, S166
Sponsors: Senator Campsen
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3814
Introduced in the Senate on January 13, 2009
Introduced in the House on April 28, 2009
Last Amended on April 22, 2009
Passed by the General Assembly on May 20, 2009
Governor's Action: June 2, 2009, Signed
Summary: Highway beautification pilot project
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/10/2008 Senate Prefiled 12/10/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation 1/13/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-149 1/13/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-149 4/15/2009 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation SJ-8 4/16/2009 Scrivener's error corrected 4/22/2009 Senate Amended SJ-21 4/22/2009 Senate Read second time SJ-21 4/23/2009 Scrivener's error corrected 4/23/2009 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-16 4/28/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-8 4/28/2009 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-8 5/14/2009 House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-48 5/19/2009 House Read second time HJ-24 5/20/2009 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-21 5/27/2009 Ratified R 58 6/2/2009 Signed By Governor 6/11/2009 Effective date 06/02/09 7/21/2009 Act No. 92
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(A92, R58, S166)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT AN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING CONTROL PILOT PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF NONCONFORMING BILLBOARDS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CHARGE CERTAIN FEES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE PROGRAM.
Whereas, the Highway Beautification Act of 1965 was enacted by Congress for the protection of the public investment in the controlled highways, the promotion of the safety and recreational value of public travel, and the preservation of natural beauty; and
Whereas, Congress has authorized the Federal Highway Administration to oversee the implementation of outdoor advertising control pilot projects throughout the country that promote the purposes of the Highway Beautification Act; and
Whereas, the Federal Highway Administration has identified the removal of nonconforming billboards as falling within the purposes of the Highway Beautification Act, yet few are removed; and
Whereas, nonconforming billboards can be seen along South Carolina's roadways; and
Whereas, the removal of nonconforming signs will enhance the beauty of our State and reveal miles of picturesque rural scenery to those traveling within South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Outdoor advertising control pilot project
SECTION 1. The Department of Transportation is authorized to develop and submit to the Federal Highway Administration an outdoor advertising control pilot project that permits qualified applicants to upgrade one nonconforming wooden or I-beam sign adjacent to Interstate 26 or Interstate 95 in exchange for the applicant's removal of at least two of his other nonconforming signs of similar or larger size on routes regulated by the Highway Control Act.
Fees for implementation and maintenance of project
SECTION 2. The department may charge application, annual, or other reasonable fees necessary to defray the administrative costs of implementing and maintaining the outdoor advertising program.
Timing of project implementation
SECTION 3. The department may implement the pilot program at any time at the discretion of the Secretary of Transportation upon approval by the Federal Highway Administration.
SECTION 4. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 27th day of May, 2009.
Approved the 2nd day of June, 2009.
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