Billboard Measure Wins House Approval

by Rick Howlett on March 24, 2010

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio

With little debate Tuesday, the Kentucky House approved legislation exempting billboards with religious messages from state permitting requirements.

Environmentalists warn the state will lose $40 million per year in federal highway dollars if the bill becomes law, but House Speaker Greg Stumbo a loophole has been found.

“We actually – some people from the environmental community were kind enough to point that out to us. There will not be a fiscal impact as we understand it,” Stumbo said.

With seven days remaining in the session, the bill, which breezed through the House 80-16 Tuesday, now moves to the Senate.

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God March 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm

God says “Drink Coke and buy a Big Mac!”

Scenic Alabama March 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I am interested to know how a billboard which might have a religious message on it this month and a Hooters ad on it the next, could be exempted from permit requirements. Sounds like a sneaky way to try and litter the highways.

Craig March 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm

This is bogus. Call your Senator and tell them NO! Kentucky is one of the most beautiful states in the U.S. and these greedy politicians and corporations will junk it up for a stupid dollar. ..

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