HB1199/SB1089 – Property owners freedom to display political signs – Rudd/Ketron

Bill Description

A prohibition against state or local government regulation of the shape or quantity of political or campaign posters or signs placed on private property that is located more than 100 feet from a polling place if the signs or posters are placed on the property by the owner of the property or any lawful resident of a residence on the property during the period beginning 60 days before a general election until the day after the next subsequent general election; provided, that the state or a local government may prohibit a political or campaign poster or sign from exceeding 40 square feet in size.
This bill also prohibits a homeowners' association from prohibiting by covenant, condition, restriction, or rule, the display of political or campaign posters or signs placed on private property by the owner of the property or any lawful resident of a residence on the property.

TLRC Position

TLRC supports the right of property owners to display civil messages without interference of the government.

TLRC Observed Process

This was a 2017 bill. TLRC did not observe the process.

Vote Result: Passed

Score: 5

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