SB 0870 Prohibits locating sexually-oriented billboards within one mile of a state highway
LR Number:2735L.11T Fiscal Note:2735-11
Committee:Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:06/17/04 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:HS HCS SB 870
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

HS/HCS/SB 870 - This act prohibits adult cabaret or sexually-oriented billboards from being located within one mile of a state highway. This prohibition will not apply if the business is located within one mile of the highway. If the adult cabaret or sexually-oriented business is located within one mile of the state highway, then the business can display a maximum of two exterior signs on the premises of the business. The signs are limited to the purpose of conveying identification and providing notice that the premises are off limits to minors. The identification sign is limited to 40 square feet and can only convey the name, address, telephone number and operating hours of the business. Signs existing before the effective date of this act do not have to comply for a period of three years. Business owners who violate this act are guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and each violation shall constitute a separate offense. The Attorney General shall represent the state in all actions involving violations of a nonexistent statute.

This act is similar to SB 615 (2003).