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HF 2749

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 10:10am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; authorizing certain religious services signs adjacent to
highways; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 173.08, subdivision 1, by
adding a subdivision; 173.13, subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.08, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Advertising devices restricted.

No advertising device, excepting the
advertising devices described and permitted under sections 173.01 to 173.27, shall be erected
or maintained in an adjacent area, after June 8, 1971, except the following:

(1) directional and other official signs, including, but not limited to, signs pertaining to
natural wonders, scenic and historical attractions, which are required or authorized by law,
and which comply with rules which shall be promulgated by the commissioner relative to
their lighting, size, spacing and other requirements as may be appropriate to implement
sections 173.01 to 173.27;

(2) advertising devices advertising the sale or lease of property upon which they are
located, provided that there shall not be more than one such sign, advertising the sale or
lease of the same property, visible to traffic proceeding in any one direction on any one
interstate or primary highway;

(3) advertising devices advertising activities conducted on the property on which they
are located, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, goods sold, stored,
manufactured, processed, or mined thereon, services rendered thereon, and entertainment
provided thereon;

(4) advertising devices stating the name and address of the owner, lessee or occupant
of such property or information otherwise required or authorized by law to be posted or
displayed thereon;

(5) public utility signs;

(6) service club and religious noticesnew text begin, including advertising devices authorized under
subdivision 3a
new text end;

(7) advertising devices of which the advertising copy or the name of the owner thereof
is in no part visible from the traveled way of the aforesaid highways;

(8) advertising devices which are located, or which are to be located, in business areas
and which comply, or will comply when erected, with the provisions of sections 173.01 to
173.27;

(9) signs placed temporarily by auctioneers under section 169.07;new text begin and
new text end

(10) community identification signs which are located within two miles of the community
and do not exceed 750 square feet. "Community" means a county, town, or home rule charter
or statutory city. Prior to the erection of a community identification sign, the community
must:

(i) obtain approval from the governing body of the community;

(ii) consult with local road authorities on placement and location of the sign; and

(iii) obtain consent of the owner of the land on which the sign is to be erected.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.08, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Religious services sign exemption. new text end

new text begin Advertising devices may be erected and
maintained in an adjacent area if the device:
new text end

new text begin (1) relates to the meetings or location of an established religious organization's religious
services;
new text end

new text begin (2) contains an advertising area that does not exceed 65 square feet;
new text end

new text begin (3) is located outside the corporate limits of a statutory or home rule charter city;
new text end

new text begin (4) is located on private property; and
new text end

new text begin (5) does not violate section 160.27 or 160.2715.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 173.13, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

deleted text beginExemptiondeleted text endnew text begin Exemptionsnew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endNo size limitation deleted text beginshall applydeleted text endnew text begin appliesnew text end to any
advertising device otherwise legally in place on June 8, 1971.

new text begin (b) The commissioner and a local zoning authority is prohibited from requiring a permit
or imposing a fee under this section for an advertising device authorized under section
173.08, subdivision 3a.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end