SB 1065 Makes various changes to the current billboard law
LR Number:4352S.01I Fiscal Note:4352-01
Last Action:02/05/02 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation Committee Journal page:S210
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 1065 - This act makes various changes to the current billboard law.

STACKED STRUCTURES - The act removes the prohibition that billboards cannot be stacked after August 28, 1999 (Section 226.540 (2)(c)).

PEDESTAL REQUIREMENTS - The act requires billboards erected after January 1, 2003, to be built on a single pedestal or column not to exceed 48 inches in diameter and requires the bottom edges of billboards to be at least 25 feet above the surrounding terrain.

BILLBOARD PERMIT FEES - The act raises billboard permit and biennial inspection fees from $28.50 to $50.00.

ON-PREMISES BILLBOARDS - The act requires on-premises billboards erected after January 1, 2003, to be within 600 feet of the business establishment. No on-premise billboard may be within 500 feet on another billboard on the same side of the highway and the maximum size of such billboard is 800 square feet. Under current law, there are now restrictions on the size and spacing of on-premises signs (see 7 CSR 10-6.030).

BUSINESSES WITHIN A CITY - The act allows businesses located within a city to erect a billboard within the one-mile area outside the city limits. The billboard is limited to 100 square feet in size and the sign must face oncoming traffic into the city. The billboard may not be erected within 500 feet of another sign. If the business ceases to operate, the billboard must be removed.

DIVIDED HIGHWAY - The act allows billboards to be placed on both sides of a divided highway and they may be directly across from one another so long as each billboard is within 600 feet of a business on the same side of the divided as the sign.