Outdoor advertising; permit application fees. (HB646)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Permit applications for outdoor advertising.  Defines billboard sign and does away with the Certification Acceptance Program which allowed an entity with five or more signs to self-inspect and certify its correspondence with the regulations in lieu of paying a permit fee. The bill also raises application fees for permits for advertising from $3 to $15 for an ad less than 74 sq. ft.; from $5.50 to $30 for an ad 74-1,084 sq. ft.; and from $20 to $165 for an ad greater than 1,084 sq. ft. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102064D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2012Assigned Transportation sub: #1
01/31/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/02/2012Reported from Transportation (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Read first time
02/06/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB646)
02/07/2012Read third time and passed House (90-Y 8-N)
02/07/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/15/2012Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB646ER)
02/23/2012Signed by Speaker
02/23/2012Signed by President
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB646ER)
03/07/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 145 (effective 7/1/12)
03/07/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0145)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.