|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 14, 2012||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|Feb 13, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 07, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 06, 2012||1st report cal.176|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 14, 2011||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 07, 2011||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 06, 2011||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 02, 2011||1st report cal.950|
|May 03, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S5166
Authorizes commissioner of transportation to exempt certain signs from highway law
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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May 14, 2012 - floor VoteS5166580floor58Aye0Nay0Absent3Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: May 14, 2012aye (58)
Feb 6, 2012 - Transportation committee VoteS5166180committee18Aye0Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
Jun 14, 2011 - floor VoteS5166620floor62Aye0Nay0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 14, 2011aye (62)
Jun 2, 2011 - Transportation committee VoteS5166180committee18Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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S5166 - Bill Details
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S5166 - Bill Texts
Authorizes commissioner of transportation to exempt certain signs from highway law.
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TITLE OF BILL:
in relation to authorizing
the commissioner of transportation to issue a
permit exempting certain signs
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation will authorize the Department of Transportation (DOT)
to rectify an unforeseen issue that resulted from the passage of the
State Scenic Byway law within the City of Watertown.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Authorizes the commissioner of DOT to issue an exemption
pursuant to section 342-I of the highway law for any sign that was
constructed in reliance upon a building permit issued by the city of
Watertown in 2008, provided application is made to the commissioner
of transportation within 180 days of the effective date of this act.
Section 2 Directs the Commissioner of DOT to promulgate rules and
regulations in regards to this exemption.
Section 3 This act sale take effect immediately.
As a result of the passage of the "Olympic Trail" law, some businesses
in Watertown are facing expensive propositions to move "off-premise"
signs. This legislation will authorize (DOT)to review this policy and
may make certain exemptions if it will not impact federal funding for
the Scenic Byway program.
Specifically, Arsenal Street in the city of Watertown is heavily
commercial street with many signs 'advertising local businesses.
However, depending upon the legal subdivision of the underlying land,
two identical signs on two identical locations could be treated
differently (i.e. one is authorized as an "on-premise" sign and one
is prohibited as an "off-premise" sign). As a result, the law can be
difficult even for the local government to administer and can have an
unfair application to business owners and the local economy.
This bill will authorize DOT to grant a permit authorizing the
continued use for signs that may have been classified as an
"off-premise" sign but were already constructed in reliance on the
issuance of a local building permit.
However, this law will give DOT the discretion to deny the permit if
it determines, for example, that the issuance will result in a
significant loss of federal funding for the Scenic Byway program.
legislation balances the benefits of the Scenic Byway law while
affording DOT the ability to provide equitable relief to local
businesses that were unfairly aggrieved by the law.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S6758-A of 2010 Passed
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE MID LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
This act shall take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5166 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT in relation to authorizing the commissioner of transportation to issue a permit exempting certain signs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The commissioner of transportation is hereby authorized to issue an exemption pursuant to section 342-i of the highway law for any sign that was constructed in reliance upon a building permit issued by the city of Watertown in 2008; provided, application is made to the commissioner of transportation within 180 days of the effective date of this act. S 2. The commissioner of transportation shall promulgate rules and regulations specifying the proof required to establish reliance stated in section one of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08227-01-1
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