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Florida Senate - 2008 SENATOR AMENDMENT

Bill No. CS/CS/HB 1399, 2nd Eng.

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CHAMBER ACTION

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Senator Baker moved the following amendment to amendment

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(844108):

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     Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)

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     Between line(s) 2598 and 2599

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and insert:

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     (9)(a)  A permit shall not be granted for any sign for which

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a permit had not been granted by the effective date of this act

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unless such sign is located at least:

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     1.  One thousand five hundred feet from any other permitted

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sign on the same side of the highway, if on an interstate

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highway.

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     2.  One thousand feet from any other permitted sign on the

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same side of the highway, if on a federal-aid primary highway.

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The minimum spacing provided in this paragraph does not preclude

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the permitting of V-type, back-to-back, side-to-side, stacked, or

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double-faced signs at the permitted sign site. If a sign is

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visible from the controlled area of more than one highway subject

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to the jurisdiction of the department, the sign shall meet the

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permitting requirements of, and, if the sign meets the applicable

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permitting requirements, be permitted to, the highway with the

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more stringent permitting requirements.

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     (b)  A permit shall not be granted for a sign pursuant to

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this chapter to locate such sign on any portion of the interstate

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or federal-aid primary highway system, which sign:

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     1.  Exceeds 50 feet in sign structure height above the crown

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of the main-traveled way, if outside an incorporated area;

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     2.  Exceeds 65 feet in sign structure height above the crown

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of the main-traveled way, if inside an incorporated area; or

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     3.  Exceeds 950 square feet of sign facing including all

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embellishments.

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     (c)  Notwithstanding subparagraph (a)1., there is

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established a pilot program in Orange, Hillsborough, and Osceola

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Counties, and within the boundaries of the City of Miami, under

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which the distance between permitted signs on the same side of an

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interstate highway may be reduced to 1,000 feet if all other

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requirements of this chapter are met and if:

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     1.  The local government has adopted a plan, program,

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resolution, ordinance, or other policy encouraging the voluntary

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removal of signs in a downtown, historic, redevelopment, infill,

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or other designated area which also provides for a new or

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replacement sign to be erected on an interstate highway within

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that jurisdiction if a sign in the designated area is removed;

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     2.  The sign owner and the local government mutually agree

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to the terms of the removal and replacement; and

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     3.  The local government notifies the department of its

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intention to allow such removal and replacement as agreed upon

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pursuant to subparagraph 2.

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The department shall maintain statistics tracking the use of the

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provisions of this pilot program based on the notifications

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received by the department from local governments under this

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paragraph.

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     (d)  Nothing in this subsection shall be construed so as to

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cause a sign which was conforming on October 1, 1984, to become

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nonconforming.

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====== D I R E C T O R Y  C L A U S E  A M E N D M E N T =====

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And the directory clause is amended as follows:

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     Delete line(s) 2555-2556

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and insert:

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     Section 61.  Subsections (1), (5), and (9) of section

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479.07, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

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================ T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================

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And the title is amended as follows:

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     Delete line(s) 3005, after the first semicolon,

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insert:

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revising the pilot project for permitted signs to include

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Hillsborough County and areas within the boundaries of the

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City of Miami;

4/30/2008  11:42:00 PM     TR.20.09363

CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.

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