Pennsylvania Legislation to Address Billboard Impacts

Residents in towns around Pennsylvania are calling for regulations to better understand and mitigate the impacts of large digital and static billboards.

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June 22, 2016, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Michelle Bond reports: "Prompted by residents' complaints about the increased use of digital billboards, a state senator [Sen. Andy Dinniman (D., Chester)] announced Friday that he had introduced a bill that would toughen regulations on companies that want to erect the brightly lighted signs."

Under the proposed regulations, billboard companies would be required "to meet with representatives from PennDot and the proposed site's town." Moreover, "approval would be subject to hearings," reports Bond. The hearings would "address the sizes of proposed billboards; spacing and lighting; traffic and pedestrian safety; open space issues; and the potential impact on development rights and on residents living nearby."

Hat tip to Kevin Hunter.

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