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Chapter 226

< > Effective - 30 Mar 1972, see footnote    bottom

  226.570.  Highways and transportation commission to remove and pay for signs, order of removal — funds must be available before removal — removal of certain signs must be ordered by Secretary of Transportation. — 1.  The state highways and transportation commission is directed to acquire by purchase, exchange, agreement, eminent domain, gift or condemnation, and shall pay just compensation for the removal of lawfully existing outdoor advertising signs, displays and devices not permitted to be maintained under sections 226.500 to 226.600, but any signs advertising tourist oriented type business will be the last to be removed.  Eminent domain shall be exercised in accordance with the provisions of chapter 523.

  (1)  Just compensation shall be paid for outdoor advertising and all property rights pertaining to same which are acquired including the taking from the owner of such sign, display, or device, and in his leasehold or other interest in the land; and the taking from the owner of the real property on which the sign, display, or device is located, of the right to erect and maintain such signs, displays, and devices thereon.

  (2)  Despite any contrary provision in sections 226.500 to 226.600, no lawfully existing sign shall be required to be removed unless at the time of removal there are sufficient funds, from whatever source, appropriated and allocated and available to this state with which to pay the just compensation required under this section, and unless at such time the federal funds required to be contributed to this state under section 131(g) of Title 23, United States Code, have been appropriated and allocated and are immediately available to this state.

  2.  Any outdoor advertising in existence along the interstate or primary system on March 30, 1972, which is not subject to removal pursuant to section 226.580 and which is not in conformity with the provisions of sections 226.500 to 226.600 shall not be required to be removed until such removal is required by the Secretary of Transportation.  Outdoor advertising within six hundred sixty feet of the right-of-way of an interstate or primary highway shall not be required to be removed unless such removal is pursuant to this section or section 226.580.


(L. 1965 2d Ex. Sess. p. 900 § 8, A.L. 1972 S.B. 382)

Effective 3-30-72

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