SB 694, as amended, Correa. Outdoor advertising: transit stations.
The Outdoor Advertising Act provides for the regulation by the Department of Transportation of advertising displays, as defined, within view of public highways. The act exempts from certain of its provisions advertising displays that advertise the business conducted or services rendered or goods produced or sold on the property upon which the display is placed, as specified. Existing law also exempts certain advertising displays in existence before January 1, 2009, at an arena located on public land with a capacity of 5,000 seats or more that provides a permanent venue for professional sports, subject to certain conditions.
This bill would also exempt from certain provisions of the Outdoor Advertising Act an advertising display on public property upon which is located a publicly owned multimodal transit facility that serves passenger rail and that is to serve as a station for the high-speed train system, as specified. The bill would impose various conditions on an advertising display erected under these circumstances, including a requirement for a local ordinance regulating the display and approval by the High-Speed Rail Authority. The bill would require revenues from the advertising display, beyond the cost of erection, to be used to support the construction, operation, and maintenance of the multimodal transit facility.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 5272.1 is added to the Business and
2Professions Code, to read:
(a) With the exception of Article 4 (commencing with
4Section 5300) and Sections 5400 and 5404, inclusive, nothing
5contained in this chapter applies to any advertising display that is
6exclusively on public property upon which is located a multimodal
8(b) This section applies to advertising displays only if the
9multimodal transit facility meets the following requirements:
10(1) It is publicly owned and operated and is located on public
12(2) It is identified as a critical component in the region’s
13sustainable communities strategy, as described in Section 65080
14of the Government Code.
15(3) One of the modes of transportation served at the multimodal
16transit facility is passenger rail.
17(4) It is a current or future station for the high-speed train system
18in the corridor identified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of
19Section 2704.04 of the Streets and Highways Code.
20(c) To advertise any products, goods, or services on an
21advertising display pursuant to this section, all of the following
23(1) The advertising display shall be on the same side of the
24highway and within 1,000 feet of an entrance to a multimodal
25transit facility that meets the requirements of subdivision (b).
26(2) The advertising display shall not advertise products, goods,
27or services related to
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P3 1(3) Beyond the cost of erection, revenues from the advertising
2display shall be used to support the construction, operations, and
3maintenance of the multimodal transit facility.
4(4) The advertising display shall not cause a reduction in federal
5aid highway funds as provided in Section 131 of Title 23 of the
6United States Code.
21(d) Any advertising display erected pursuant to this section shall
22be lawful only if authorized by, or in accordance with, an
23ordinance, including, but not limited to, a specific plan or sign
24district, adopted by the
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25applicable, that regulates advertising displays by either identifying
26the specific displays or by establishing regulations that include, at
27a minimum, all of the following:
28(1) The number of signs and total signage area allowed.
29(2) The maximum individual signage area.
30(3) Minimum sign separation.
31(4) Illumination restrictions and regulations, including signage
32refresh rate, scrolling, and brightness.
33(5) Illuminated sign hours of operation.
34(e) Authorization of an advertising display under this section
35shall also be subject to the owner of the display submitting, to the
36High-Speed Rail Authority, a copy of the ordinance authorizing
37the display that has been adopted by the applicable
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38 countypursuant to subdivision (d). The
39High-Speed Rail Authority shall review and certify that the
40proposed display and the ordinance meet the minimum
P4 1requirements of this section, including that the multimodal transit
2facility is or will be a current or future station for the high-speed
3train system pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b).
18 Nothing in this section limits a city or county from adopting
19an ordinance prohibiting or further restricting the size, number, or
20types of advertising displays authorized by this section.
22 Any law that applies to advertising displays authorized
23pursuant to Section 5272 shall also apply to this section.