HB 287: "An Act relating to outdoor advertising on trash receptacles and restrictions on outdoor advertising."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 287 01 "An Act relating to outdoor advertising on trash receptacles and restrictions on 02 outdoor advertising." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 19.25.105(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) Outdoor advertising may not be erected or maintained within 660 feet of 06 the nearest edge of the right-of-way and visible from the main-traveled way of the 07 interstate, primary, or secondary highways in this state except the following: 08 (1) directional and other official signs and notices which include, but 09 are not limited to, signs and notices pertaining to natural wonders, scenic and historic 10 attractions, which are required or authorized by law, and which shall conform to 11 federal standards for interstate and primary systems; 12 (2) signs, displays, and devices advertising the sale or lease of property 13 upon which they are located or advertising activities conducted on the property; 14 (3) signs determined by the state, subject to concurrence of the United
01 States Department of Transportation, to be landmark signs, including signs on farm 02 structures, or natural surfaces, of historic or artistic significance, the preservation of 03 which would be consistent with the provisions of this chapter; 04 (4) directional signs and notices pertaining to schools; 05 (5) advertising on bus benches or bus shelters, and adjacent trash 06 receptacles, if the state determines that the advertising conforms to local, state, and 07 federal standards for interstate and primary highways [HIGHWAY SYSTEMS]. 08 * Sec. 2. AS 19.25.105(d) is amended to read: 09 (d) Outdoor advertising may not be erected or maintained within the right-of-way of an interstate, primary, or 10 secondary highway except that outdoor advertising 11 is allowed on bus benches and bus shelters, and adjacent trash receptacles, located 12 within the right-of-way under the authority of a permit issued under AS 19.25.200, if 13 the bus benches or bus shelters are located within a borough or unified municipality 14 and the buses that stop at that location operate during the entire year. 15 * Sec. 3. AS 19.25.180 is repealed and reenacted to read: 16 Sec. 19.25.180. APPLICABILITY OF MUNICIPAL ENACTMENTS. 17 Notwithstanding AS 19.25.080 - 19.25.180, a municipality may enact ordinances that 18 regulate outdoor advertising in a way that is more restrictive than the provisions of 19 AS 19.25.080 - 19.25.180.