senate Bill S2136

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Permits farm operations to place advertising and directional signs near state highways

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jan 18, 2011 referred to transportation

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S2136 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4265
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง88, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3135, A2422

S2136 - Bill Texts

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Permits farm operations to place advertising and directional signs near state highways.

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BILL NUMBER:S2136

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the highway law, in relation to permitting farm operations to
place advertising and directional signs near state highways

PURPOSE:
To allow farm operations to place advertising signs near state highways

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends the highway law to permit farm operations to place advertising
and directional signs near state highways.

JUSTIFICATION:
Signs, indicating the availability of specific products to consumers
and signs that direct those consumers to locations where they can he
acquired, are vital to agricultural business. Many retail farm stands
are located on secondary roads and by allowing farmers to place signs
on land parcels of the farm operation or farm woodland adjacent to
state highways will allow them to direct and attract more consumers
to the availability of their products. Having the ability to better
market New York agricultural products strengthens the farm economy
and the state economy as a whole. Farmers have generally placed signs
along state highways to advertise their farm operations and the
products or services available to consumers but in recent years have
been notified that their actions are not permitted because of a
section of Highway Law that does not consider a farm operation, with
parcels of land that are noncontignous, to meet the criteria for an
on-premises sign. This bill allows farmers to advertise their 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 to promote agri-tourism.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 Transportation Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                  2136

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  LARKIN,  LITTLE,  MAZIARZ,  RANZENHOFER,
  RITCHIE, SEWARD -- 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  farm  oper-
  ations to place advertising and directional signs near state highways

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

  Section 1. Section 88 of the highway law is amended by  adding  a  new
subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. EXCEPTIONS. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO FARM
OPERATIONS,  AS  DEFINED  IN SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED
ONE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW,  INCLUDING  FARM  WOODLANDS,  AS
DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRI-
CULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, ADJACENT TO NON-CONTROLLED ACCESS  HIGHWAYS  AS
DESIGNATED  BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE OF THIS CHAPTER.  SIGNS,
DISPLAYS, AND DEVICES MAY NOT ADVERTISE ACTIVITIES WHICH DO NOT CONTRIB-
UTE TO THE FARM OPERATION OR FARM WOODLAND.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03556-01-1

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