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HouseBill Number: 4853Primary Sponsor: L. MartinType of Legislation: CRSubject: Outdoor advertising signs, removal ofDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jun 03, 1992Computer Document Number: CYY/19246.SDIntroduced Date: May 14, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jun 03, 1992Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: L. Martin Phillips Huff Jennings Beasley J. Harris KirshType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4853 House Jun 03, 1992 Received from Senate 4853 Senate May 28, 1992 Adopted, returned with concurrence 4853 Senate May 20, 1992 Introduced, placed on Calendar without reference 4853 House May 19, 1992 Adopted, sent to Senate 4853 House May 14, 1992 Recalled from Committee 24 4853 House May 14, 1992 Introduced, referred to 24 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 20, 1992
Introduced by REPS. L. Martin, Phillips, Huff, Jennings, Beasley, J. Harris and Kirsh
S. Printed 5/20/92--S.
Read the first time May 20, 1992.
TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WHEN DEVELOPING THE STATE'S PLAN TO REMOVE NONCONFORMING OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW TO FIRST CONCENTRATE ITS EFFORTS ON NONCONFORMING SIGNS ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS AND SCENIC HIGHWAYS AND NOT ON OTHER ROADS AND HIGHWAYS TO WHICH THE LAW APPLIES.
Whereas, under the federal Highway Beautification Act which was passed in 1965, outdoor advertising signs which were lawfully erected but do not conform to the requirements of the Highway Beautification Act are required to be removed to the extent that federal funds are made available to participate in paying the costs of just compensation to the sign owner; and
Whereas, in 1991, the Congress enacted the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act which provides funding for the federal share of just compensation for the acquisition of these nonconforming signs and as a result South Carolina and the other states are now required to purchase nonconforming signs to comply with the Highway Beautification Act of 1965 or risk the loss of certain federal highway funds; and
Whereas, the states are now required to submit a state plan to the federal highway administration detailing the manner in which and the timetable under which these nonconforming signs shall be removed; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, express their belief that the funds available for the purchase of nonconforming signs must first be used for those nonconforming signs on interstate and scenic highways before such funds are used to purchase nonconforming signs on other highways to which the Highway Beautification Act applies; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, hereby direct the Department of Highways and Public Transportation in submitting South Carolina's plan to the Federal Highway Administration to incorporate in this plan the directions to it contained in this resolution. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby direct the Department of Highways and Public Transportation when developing the state's plan to remove nonconforming outdoor advertising signs pursuant to federal law to first concentrate its efforts on nonconforming signs on interstate highways and scenic highways and not on other roads and highways to which the law applies.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Highways and Public Transportation.