SD Panel Gives Green Light To Digital Billboards
February 8, 2012, 10:26 AM
PIERRE, SD -
Changing billboard technology is at the center of a bill that has passed a South Dakota Senate panel.
The Senate Transportation Committee voted 6-1 in favor of a bill that regulates sizes, lights, measurements and distances of outdoor advertising signs but keeps local government from banning them altogether.
Wentworth Republican Sen. Russell Olson says billboards keep small business alive, and small businesses help local economies. Supporters also say that with the advent of music technology such as satellite radio, motorists don't get their advertisements from local stations, making billboards important.
Cathie Calhoun of Rapid City opposes the bill because she says the digital signs flash too many messages to passers-by.
The bill goes next to the full Senate.
© 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
12/1/2015 9:52 AM
Curtis Nelsen, 31, and Ashley Riibe, 30, were the drivers involved in a crash east of Yankton on early Monday morning.
12/1/2015 7:13 AM
The Grammy Award-winning rapper will perform at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on March 1, 2016.
11/25/2015 9:01 AM
Students at Harrisburg High School are celebrating Wednesday morning.
11/25/2015 6:18 AM
In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.
11/29/2015 1:05 PM
A Mitchell man has been identified as the victim in a rollover crash near Artesian, South Dakota on Friday.