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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.561

Introduced by   Representative Ancel of Calais

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; sign law

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow business directional signs near highway turnoffs located in towns that adjoin the town in which the business is located, provided the business is situated near the highway turnoff and the highway is relatively well-traveled, as compared to the nearest highway located in the town in which the business is located.

AN ACT RELATING TO ALLOWING BUSINESS DIRECTIONAL SIGNS IN ADJOINING MUNICIPALITIES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 490(b)(1) is amended to read:

(1)  Official business directional signs shall be located in the same town as the applicant business unless one or more of the following conditions are present:

(A)  The location of the sign must be in a town other than that of the applicant business in order to satisfy the traffic safety regulations.  In such case, the sign shall be located as close to the turnoff for the business as possible;

(B)  The business is located on an unnumbered highway, the turnoff from the numbered highway is in another town, and this turnoff is the only access point for the business from the nearest numbered highway;

(C)  The There is an absence of highway destination signs directing travelers to the town in which the business is located; and

(D)  The absence of an official business directional sign creates a safety hazard for the traveling public; and

(E)  The business is situated near a highway turnoff located in an adjoining town, and that highway is relatively well-traveled, as compared to the nearest highway located in the town in which the business is situated.



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