- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A measure moving its way through the legislature would make it easier for private landowners to put billboards on their property along some Scenic Byways.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1KVC3oo) that the bill was endorsed by members of a senate committee after little discussion.

Kanab Republican Rep. Mike Noel sponsored the measure and says it allows property owners to bypass the lengthy federal process of segmenting scenic byways.

He said the bill gives property owners more control on non-scenic portions of the road.

The measure will come up for vote without debate in the Senate.

Opponents have argued the bill eliminates local oversight and essentially gives property owners the ability to put up billboards upon request.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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