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    Subdivision 1. Advertising devices restricted. No advertising devices may be erected
within the boundaries of the Capitol Area unless done so pursuant to rules of the board.
    Subd. 2. Advertising device defined. "Advertising device" means any billboard, sign, poster,
display, or other device visible to and primarily intended to advertise or to attract, and includes:
(1) a structure erected primarily for use in connection with the display of an advertising
device; and
(2) all lighting and other attachments used in connection with the advertising device.
    Subd. 3. Advertising a business on the premises. Advertising devices to advertise a
business conducted on the premises where the advertising is located may be permitted and erected
according to rules adopted by the board.
    Subd. 4. Removal of devices. Advertising devices that do not comply with the board's rules
may be ordered by the board to be removed.
    Subd. 5. Compensation. The owner of the advertising device and the owner of the real
property involved must be paid just compensation for their interests that are affected by the
    Subd. 6. Penalty. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
History: 1969 c 1150 s 5; 1971 c 926 s 3; 2003 c 17 s 1, subds 47,48;2