senate Bill S7612

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires all outdoor advertising in N.Y. city to be licensed by the department of transportation

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May 15, 2014 referred to transportation

S7612 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9663
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง23, Transp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2150
2009-2010: A11504

S7612 - Summary

Requires all outdoor advertising in cities of over 1,000,000 to be licensed by the department of transportation.

S7612 - Sponsor Memo

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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