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A05169 Summary:

BILL NOA05169
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03605
 
SPONSORBenedetto
 
COSPNSRSayegh, Williams, Glick, Pichardo, Rosenthal L, Cruz, Simon, Galef, Braunstein, Jackson, Griffin
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §397-b, Gen Bus L
 
Prohibits residential and commercial properties from operating digital billboards or signs that use flashing, intermittent or moving lights near residential property.
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A05169 Actions:

BILL NOA05169
 
02/11/2021referred to transportation
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A05169 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5169
 
SPONSOR: Benedetto
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting residential and commercial properties from operating digital billboards or signs that use flashing, intermittent or moving lights near residen- tial property   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibiting residential and commercial properties from operating digital billboards or signs that use flashing, intermittent or moving lights near residential property.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 397-b to read as follows: 397-b. Digital billboards. 1. All residential and commercial property within fifteen hundred feet of residential property shall be prohibited from operating a digital billboard or other type of billboard or sign that uses flashing, inter- mittent or moving lights. 2. As used in this section, the term "digital billboard" shall mean a one or multi sided outdoor advertising sign that displays digital images using light emitting diode technology or any such similar technology. 3. A city, village, or town may, by local law, expressly restrict or prohibit the use of outdoor advertising signage within fifteen hundred feet of residential property and commercial. 4. A violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of one thousand dollars for the first violation, and five thousand dollars for all subsequent violations.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill is in response to the erection of several illuminated digital billboards near CO-OP City. These multi-sided outdoor advertising signs intrude on the aesthetics and quality-of-life of nearby residential and commercial properties   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020-2019A.9619Referred to Transportation   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law.
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A05169 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5169
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 11, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. BENEDETTO, SAYEGH, WILLIAMS, GLICK, PICHARDO,
          L. ROSENTHAL, CRUZ, SIMON, GALEF, BRAUNSTEIN, JACKSON -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
          residential  and  commercial  properties  from operating digital bill-
          boards or signs that use flashing, intermittent or moving lights  near
          residential property
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  397-b to read as follows:
     3    § 397-b. Digital billboards. 1. All residential and commercial proper-
     4  ty within fifteen hundred feet of residential property shall be  prohib-
     5  ited  from  operating  a digital billboard or other type of billboard or
     6  sign that uses flashing, intermittent or moving lights.
     7    2. As used in this section, the term "digital billboard" shall mean  a
     8  one or multi-sided outdoor advertising sign that displays digital images
     9  using light-emitting diode technology or any such similar technology.
    10    3.  A  city, village, or town may, by local law, expressly restrict or
    11  prohibit the use of outdoor advertising signage within  fifteen  hundred
    12  feet of residential property and commercial property.
    13    4. A violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a
    14  civil  penalty of one thousand dollars for the first violation, and five
    15  thousand dollars for all subsequent violations.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    17  have become a law.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07550-01-1
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