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2013 House Bill 4629: Authorize fees and regulations on electronic billboards

Public Act 2 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Bradford Jacobsen (R) on April 25, 2013 To amend the state billboard law to authorize regulations and extra fees for digital signs, and revise a wide range of other details of this law, in part so as to conform with federal billboard laws and regulations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on April 25, 2013
Reported in the House on May 14, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 5, 2013
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Bradford Jacobsen (R) on June 5, 2013 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2013
Passed 100 to 7 in the House on June 6, 2013 (same description)
To amend the state billboard law to authorize regulations and extra fees for digital signs, and revise a wide range of other details of this law, in part so as to conform with federal billboard laws and regulations.
Received in the Senate on June 11, 2013
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on June 11, 2013
Reported in the Senate on December 11, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 12, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2013
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on December 12, 2013 To amend the state billboard law to authorize regulations and extra fees for digital signs, and revise a wide range of other details of this law, in part so as to conform with federal billboard laws and regulations. Among other changes the bill places new conditions and restrictions on removing vegetation from in front of signs, "grandfathering" provisions for existing signs, and more. The Senate added a provision requiring billboard owners to surrender three existing permits for regular signs in or order to get one digital billboard permit, with certain exceptions and additional restrictions.
Received in the House on December 12, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Bradford Jacobsen (R) on January 15, 2014 To establish a threshold and phase-in period for the provision requiring sign owners to surrender three existing billboard permits to get one digital sign permit.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on January 15, 2014
Passed 101 to 6 in the House on January 15, 2014 To authorize regulations for digital highway billboards, including a requirement that sign owners surrender three existing regular-sign permits to get one digital billboard permit, subject to certain exceptions and restrictions. The bill would also revise a wide range of other details of state billboard regulations, including conditions and restrictions on removing vegetation from in front of signs, increased fees and fines, and more..
Received in the Senate on January 16, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on January 29, 2014 To extend a deadline on converting permits for regular billboards into permits for digital signs.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2014
Passed 21 to 14 in the Senate on January 29, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, except with the addition of one amendment.
Received in the House on January 29, 2014
Passed 104 to 6 in the House on January 29, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 30, 2014

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