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Bill Detail: SB21-263

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Title Outdoor Advertising Act
Status Governor Signed (06/30/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors K. Van Winkle (R)
H. McKean (R)
S. Bird (D)
J. McCluskie (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee Local Government
Date Introduced 05/05/2021
Summary

The bill makes a number of modifications to the Outdoor
Advertising Act (act), including the following:
  • Removing distinctions in the act based on the information
on an advertising device, in order to create a
content-neutral test for applying the act;
  • Modifying the regulation by the act of advertising devices
with a message center display, so that such devices may not
be placed within 1,000 feet of each other on the same side

of a highway and facing the same direction of travel;
  • Revising the permitting system under the act to establish a
timeline for the issuance of a permit or the rejection of a
permit application and to create a process to appeal the
denial of a permit application;
  • Allowing a property owner to maintain a potential
advertising device on their property without a permit, if the
property owner executes an affidavit attesting that the
potential advertising device is not an advertising device as
defined under the act;
  • Modifying the enforcement provisions in the act to remove
the current misdemeanor penalty for violations of the act
and to ensure that the Colorado department of
transportation has the authority to seek a court order
enjoining violations of the act;
  • Removing exceptions from the act that allow the erection
of new advertising devices along state highways designated
as scenic byways by the transportation commission; and
  • No longer allowing on-premise advertising devices to
extend over the existing and future right-of-ways of any
state highway.

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