Billboard Bills to Watch

Scenic America is currently tracking bad billboard legislation in places such as Missouri, West Virginia, and Providence, Rhode Island. Missouri House Bill 1115 This legislation currently under consideration modifies the existing language of a statute related to outdoor advertising to the benefit of billboard companies. If passed, it would revoke the authority of a city…

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Are We Stuck with the Mt Washington Billboard?

Scenic Pittsburgh Executive Director Michael Dawida Offers Two Ways Forward Mt Washington: On Wednesday, January 20, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against the City of Pittsburgh in its long-running suit against the 4,500 square foot billboard on Mt Washington. The billboard, owned by the Lamar Advertising Company, had been cited by the City in 2016…

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Scenic Utah Wages Fight on Drastic Billboard Laws

Utah may be known for its majestic scenery and stunning landscapes, but if state legislators get their way, the Beehive State may soon be known for one of the most damaging billboard laws in the nation. On January 19, 2021, Sen. Scott Sandall introduced SB61, allowing any billboard owner in Utah to upgrade their billboards…

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Arapahoe County Adopts Ban on New Billboards

Good news from Scenic Colorado: On January 5, Arapahoe County Commissioners unanimously adopted an amended sign code that prohibits any new billboards and conversion of static to electronic billboards.   Arapahoe County serves a substantial portion of the southeast Denver metropolitan area.  While the incorporated areas of the county generally prohibit billboards already, the newly passed…

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Long-standing Billboard Comes Down in St. Johns County, Florida

Byway leaders are always on the lookout for changes to their communities, and members of the Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway are no different. With the removal of 10 billboards in Flagler County in the early 2000s, members of the 72-mile National Scenic Byway organization were thrilled to learn of the removal…

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What’s the Deal with the Billboard Tax?

In the midst of a budget shortfall, Pittsburgh is missing out on collecting tens of millions in tax revenue. Back on November 27, 2012, the Pittsburgh City Council passed a 10% levy on revenue generated by billboards within city limits. Learn more about Billboard Companies’ Fair Share The tax was supposed to net the city between…

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