04RS SB114


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SB 114 (BR 1420) - E. Harris

     AN ACT relating to highway signs.
     Amend KRS 177.830, relating to state and federal highways, to define "advertising device viewing zone," "cabinet," "multiple message system," "permit," "trim or prune," "routine maintenance," "destroyed," and "routine change of message"; amend KRS 177.863 to establish that a multiple message system shall be one advertising device for spacing purposes; establish a permit process for owners of legally erected advertising devices to apply to trim or prune vegetation obscuring the advertising device; create various new sections of KRS 177.830 to 177.890 to require all trimming and pruning to be performed by a International Society of Arborculture certified arborist; establish penalties for trimming or pruning vegetation in violation of the terms of the Act; require all illegal advertising devices to be removed by July 1, 2005, or the owner will be subject to a penalty of $100 per day for each day the device is not removed; provide that the cabinet is not required to pay just compensation to the owner of an illegally erected advertising device; provide that the requirement to remove illegally erected devices shall not be subject to conditional discharge, suspension, or other form of reduction of penalty by judicial discretion; and amend KRS 177.860 to conform.


     SCS - Retain original provisions of the bill with the following exceptions: remove Section 6, which required all illegally erected advertising devices to be removed by July 1, 2005; and amend section 5, regarding penalties for violation, to make the $100 a day fine permissive rather than mandatory, and allow the Cabinet to extend the 30 day grace period for compliance without a fine at its discretion.

     SFA (1, E. Harris) - Expand vegetation control permit provisions to include highways other than interstates.

     Jan 26-introduced in Senate
     Jan 29-to Transportation (S)
     Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 9, 2004
     Mar 9-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 30-7 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 11-received in House
     Mar 15-to Transportation (H)

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