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.
3/5/2014 9:55 PM
The kids were ready to start class with a substitute teacher, but then she left the room, and things went horribly wrong.
3/2/2014 7:12 PM
A woman is dead and her husband injured after a fire in Spink County.
3/2/2014 12:41 PM
Members of the Sturgis wrestling team were easy to spot at the South Dakota state tournament. They went bleach blond for Brandon.
3/7/2014 10:01 AM
Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen says authorities caught up with Joshua Charles Hudson Friday morning.
3/1/2014 5:25 AM
Neither alcohol or excessive speed appear to be factors in a crash that killed three Minnesota college students, who were members of one of the nation...