Bill Summary for S 220 (2019-2020)
Mar 27 2019
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AN ACT TO ALLOW ANY CITIZEN TO REMOVE A POLITICAL SIGN THAT REMAINS IN A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE TIME WITHIN WHICH POLITICAL SIGNS ARE TO BE REMOVED, TO PROVIDE A WINDOW OF TIME BEFORE THE OPENING AND AFTER THE CLOSE OF POLLS FOR POLITICAL ADVERTISING TO BE PLACED AND COLLECTED AT THE VOTING PLACE, AND TO ALLOW THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO MODIFY THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATION DATES FOR THE 2019 ELECTION CYCLE IF NEEDED.Intro. by D. Davis, Tillman, Hise.
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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition deletes the previous provisions and now provides as follows.
Amends GS 136-32, deeming abandoned property any political signs that remain in a public right-of-way after 30 days from the date political signs are to be removed pursuant to subsection (b) of the statute (which requires signs to be removed by the tenth day after primary or election day). Allows citizens to remove and dispose of signs considered abandoned property without penalty. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2019.