senate Bill S4957

Permits small seasonal farmers to place signs on state highways

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Permits small seasonal farmers to place signs on state highways.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6723
Versions:
S4957
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง331, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S4837, A8179
2007-2008: A10330

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4957

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the highway law, in relation to permitting small seasonal
farmers to place signs near state highways

PURPOSE:
To allow small agricultural businesses to place advertising signs near
state highways.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the Highway Law by adding a new section 331,
permitting farmers upon request to place, cause to be placed, or
permit to be placed signs beyond 660 feet outside urban areas, with
the purpose of the signage to be the indication of seasonal farms.
Such signage shall be subject to the rules and regulations as
provided by the commissioner.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Seasonal signs, indicating the availability of specific products to
consumers, are vital to agricultural business. Farmers have generally
placed signs along state highways to advertise these seasonal
products, but in recent years have been notified that their actions
are not permitted by law. This bill allows farmers to advertise their
seasonal crops and products by placing signage along state highways
beyond the current limit, so that they may continue to notify
consumers of their availability and promote agri-tourism.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: A.8179 - Held for consideration in Transportation.
2008: A.10330 - Held in Transportation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4957

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend  the  highway  law,  in  relation  to  permitting  small
  seasonal farmers to place signs near state highways

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section  331  to
read as follows:
  S  331.  SEASONAL  FARM  SIGNS.  SMALL  SEASONAL FARMERS MAY, UPON THE
REQUEST OF THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY, PLACE,  CAUSE  TO  BE  PLACED,  OR
PERMIT  TO  BE  PLACED SIGNS BEYOND SIX HUNDRED SIXTY FEET OUTSIDE URBAN
AREAS AND ERECTED WITH THE PURPOSE OF THEIR MESSAGE INDICATING  SEASONAL
FARMS.  SUCH  SIGNAGE  SHALL  BE SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS AS
PROVIDED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09837-01-1

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