STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
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
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.