|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|May 15, 2014||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S7612
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S7612 - Details
S7612 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7612 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to requiring sign properties, in cities having a population of one million or more, to be licensed by the department of transportation PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:. This bill is intended to license outdoor advertising and streamline off-premise sign registration together with the State Department of Transportation's existing program. The proposal is expected to generate approximately $15 million in revenue for the State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds a new section 23 to the transportation law to read as follows: Section 1 defines the terms "city", "maintain" and "sign property" as used in this bill. Section 2 requires all outdoor advertising companies maintaining a sign property in a city to obtain an outdoor advertising license through the Department of Transportation (DOT). Maintenance of such sign property shall only be authorized during the term of the advertising license issued therefore. No city shall impose any additional licensing requirements for sign properties, and the provisions of this bill shall preempt and supersede any local law, code or ordinance.
S7612 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7612 I N S E N A T E May 15, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to requiring sign properties, in cities having a population of one million or more, to be licensed by the department of transportation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The transportation law is amended by adding a new section 23 to read as follows: S 23. SIGN PROPERTY LICENSING; CERTAIN CITIES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL MEAN: (A) "CITY" MEANS A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. (B) "MAINTAIN" MEANS THE MAINTENANCE OF A SIGN PROPERTY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REMOVAL OF ON-PREMISES AND OFF-PREMISES ADVERTISING COPY ON A SIGN PROPERTY. (C) "SIGN PROPERTY" MEANS AND INCLUDES BILLBOARDS, BULLETINS, WALLS- CAPES, OR ANY OTHER LARGE FORMAT STATIC OR DIGITAL SIGN. 2. NO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING COMPANY SHALL MAINTAIN A SIGN PROPERTY IN A CITY UNLESS THE DEPARTMENT HAS ISSUED AN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LICENSE TO THE COMPANY FOR EACH SUCH PROPERTY MAINTAINED. FURTHERMORE, THE MAINTE- NANCE OF A SIGN PROPERTY IN A CITY SHALL ONLY BE AUTHORIZED DURING THE TERM OF THE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LICENSE ISSUED THEREFOR. NO CITY SHALL IMPOSE ANY ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENT FOR SIGN PROPERTIES OTHER THAN THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION, AND THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL PREEMPT AND SUPERSEDE ANY LOCAL LAW, CODE OR ORDINANCE. 3. AN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED FOR A SIGN PROPERTY UPON THE APPLICATION OF THE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING COMPANY SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT. THE APPLICATION SHALL BE IN SUCH FORM AND INCLUDE SUCH INFORMATION AS THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DETERMINE. IN ADDITION, EACH SUCH APPLICATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPROPRIATE ANNUAL LICENSING FEE AS FOLLOWS: (A) FOR STATIC SIGN FACES: (I) WITH A SURFACE AREA OF LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED TWENTY SQUARE FEET: THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS PER SQUARE FOOT OF SURFACE AREA; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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