Regulations

Goodman On Sign Development

AGE Advertising President Andy Goodman has 33 years experience developing and siting billboards.  Today he talks about the development process in California. The Development Process I look for a sign code that I can work with. If I know there is a workable code I start to identify the properties that […]

Spokane Proposes A $250 Annual Fee on Billboards

The Spokane WA City Council introduced legislation Monday that would charge billboard owners a new $250 annual fee and dedicate the proceeds toward graffiti and blight remediation efforts on public property. The annual fee would apply to any billboard or off-premises sign measuring at least 9 square feet. The proposal […]

Rothfelder on Cannabis Advertising Regulations and OOH

Chris Cowlbeck and his fantastic team at IBO are planning a fun and educational Spring Conference at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on May 5 through 8. While the last couple of conferences were enjoyable and helpful as usual, they were largely relegated to virtual presentations and smaller audiences because […]

Regulatory Roundup April 27, 2021

There are competing bills in the California legislature to ban cannabis billboard advertising on California state highways or freeways.  See Billboard Ban is the latest marketing hurdle for California cannabis firms. Looks to Insider like the Arizona legislature adjourned  without passing HB 2809 which would have prohibited cannabis advertising within […]

Cannabis Update: Migration to Legalization

Ken Klein OAAA Executive Vice President, Government Affairs From the heart of the old Confederacy to the desert West, voters and elected officials continue to expand legalization of marijuana. Latest developments include: Out of home media continues to dominate cannabis ad spend, with 42 percent overall share (Kantar tracking). Several […]

Rothfelder On How to Pass an Unconstitutional Sign Law

The Texas Legislature is in session, and as the case far too often, it is demonstrating how to pass an unconstitutional law. The subject of the constitutional shenanigans this time is so-called “bandit signs,” those pesky paper signs illegally placed on trees, utility poles, street medium, and other sites in […]

Tennessee Out of Home Operators Meet May 10

By Tammy A Phillips, CEO/Executive Director, Outdoor Advertising Association of Tennessee Our Annual meeting will be held May 10th at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. We have decided to open our meeting up to anyone involved in the OOH industry in the state of Tennessee this year! The registration fee […]

States Revising Billboard Laws

By Kerry Yoakum, Vice President of Government Affairs, OAAA Numerous States have enacted new billboard laws due to legal challenges or the prospect of litigation. This on-going trend started when Oregon’s billboard law was challenged due to the common distinction between regulating on-premise and off-premise signs. The State lost in […]

Kentucky HB 328 Signed By Governor

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has signed into law Kentucky HB 328, the legislation to revise and reinstate Kentucky’s sign rules. The bill amends Kentucky’s sign controls in a way that distinguishes rules based on whether a sign owner is compensated for a sign or not.  Federal Courts threw out Kentucky’s previous […]

Joe Mancino on Permitting

Here’s some advice from Joe Mancino, CEO of Greensigns Chicago and former mayor of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois on permitting. Joe Mancino, GreenSigns Chicago When you’re dealing with city hall and you’re dealing with folks at the counter level the first thing you need to remember is be nice. Be nice. […]