An Act To Allow the Placement of Certain Road Signs That Advertise a Small Business
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 23 MRSA §1913-A, sub-§1, ¶H, as amended by PL 1999, c. 152, Pt. G, §2, is further amended to read:
H. Signs bearing political messages relating to an election, primary or referendum, provided except that these signs may not be placed within the right-of-way prior to 6 weeks before the election, primary or referendum to which they relate and must be removed by the candidate or political committee not later than one week thereafter; and
Sec. 2. 23 MRSA §1913-A, sub-§1, ¶I, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 152, Pt. G, §3, is amended to read:
I. Adopt-A-Highway Program signs allowed under section 1117 . ; and
Sec. 3. 23 MRSA §1913-A, sub-§1, ¶J is enacted to read:
J. Signs advertising a person or business that employs fewer than 10 persons. Each such person or business is limited to one sign, which may not exceed in size 4 feet by 4 feet. This sign may be erected only on private property upon the authorization of the property owner and must be within one mile of the place of business.
This bill allows a person or business that employs fewer than 10 persons to place a sign on private property within one mile of the place of business without a license or permit.