An Act To Allow a Waiver for On-premises Signs
Sec. 1. 23 MRSA §1903, sub-§8, as repealed and replaced by PL 1981, c. 318, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 23 MRSA §1914, sub-§4, as repealed and replaced by PL 1981, c. 318, §4, is amended to read:
Paragraphs A and B shall do not apply to signs erected before September 1, 1957.
Sec. 3. 23 MRSA §1914, sub-§4-A is enacted to read:
If an on-premises sign is granted a waiver under this subsection, the owner of the on-premises sign does not gain any permanent property rights relating to the right-of-way of the public way by installing the on-premises sign within the right-of-way of the public way. The department is not responsible for loss or damage to an on-premises sign under this subsection from the use of the right-of-way of the public way for highway purposes. An on-premises sign under this subsection may be removed by the department at any time without compensation to the owner of the on-premises sign and at the owner's expense to accommodate highway uses.
The commissioner may adopt rules necessary for the implementation of this subsection. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. 4. Maine Revised Statutes amended; revision clause. Wherever in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, chapter 21 the term "on-premise" appears, it is amended to read "on-premises," and the Revisor of Statutes shall implement this revision when updating, publishing or republishing the statutes.