SB 842 - Under this act, the Highways and Transportation Commission is authorized to void billboard permits without paying compensation under the following conditions:
(1) When there has been any misrepresentation of a material fact by the applicant on a permit application and the sign is removed under law;
(2) When the commission determines that a change has been made to a conforming sign by the sign owner and the sign has been removed under law; or
(3) When the commission determines that a substantial change has been made to a nonconforming sign by the sign owner such that the sign's nonconforming status was terminated and the sign was removed under the commission's administrative rules for maintenance of nonconforming signs.
The commission may also void any permit when the commission determines that such permit has been erroneously issued by Department of Transportation staff in violation of any state law or administrative rule. The billboard shall be subject to removal and compensation shall be paid pursuant to law. The billboard voidance provisions are contained in SB 130(2007), HB 744 (2007) and SB 1064 (2006)(sections 226.530 and 226.580).
The act also provides that signs which were legally erected according to legal standards in effect prior to August 28,2002, but which fail to comply with new legal standards on that date shall be considered as legal conforming out of standard signs under Missouri law. Such signs shall not be considered nonconforming for failure to comply with subsequently adopted sign standards.