Bill Text: NJ A446 | 2016-2017 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Directs DOT, NJTA, and SJTA to permit certain wineries to participate in certain sign programs on freeways, interstate highways, and toll roads.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-06-22 - Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee [A446 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2016-A446-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 446

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  VINCENT MAZZEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblyman  BOB ANDRZEJCZAK

District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)

Assemblyman  JOHN J. BURZICHELLI

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Directs DOT, NJTA, and SJTA to permit certain wineries to participate in certain sign programs on freeways, interstate highways, and toll roads.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

  


An Act directing the Department of Transportation and State toll road authorities to permit certain wineries to participate in certain sign programs on freeways, interstate highways, and toll roads and supplementing Title 27 of the Revised Statutes.

 

Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  As used in this section:

     "Freeway" means a divided highway with full control of access that has no traffic control signals.

     "Interstate highway" means a highway constructed within this State and approved by the Secretary of Transportation of the United States as an official portion of the national System of Interstate and Defense Highways, pursuant to the provisions of Title 23 of the United States Code. 

     "Specific service sign program" means a program that provides for the installation and maintenance of signs that identify and provide directional information to motorists for gas, food, lodging, camping, and attraction facilities along freeways and interstate highways in this State, including, but not limited to, a tourist-oriented directional sign program, a specific service logo sign program, or a highway sponsorship sign program.

     b.    The Department of Transportation shall allow the holder of a plenary winery license or farm winery license, issued pursuant to R.S.33:1-10, to participate in any specific service sign program administered by the department, except where prohibited by federal law.  Plenary wineries and farm wineries shall be permitted to participate in a specific service sign program regardless of the number of parking spaces available at the plenary winery or farm winery.

 

     2.    a.  The New Jersey Turnpike Authority shall allow the holder of a plenary winery license or farm winery license, issued pursuant to R.S.33:1-10, to participate in any specific service sign program administered by the authority, except where prohibited by federal law, regardless of the number of parking spaces available at the plenary winery or farm winery and regardless of whether the entrance to the plenary winery or farm winery is located on a crossroad of the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway.

     b.    As used in this section, "specific service sign program" means a program that provides for the installation and maintenance of signs along the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway that identify and provide directional information to motorists for gas, food, lodging, camping, and attraction facilities, including, but not limited to, a tourist-oriented directional sign program, a specific service logo sign program, or a highway sponsorship sign program.

     3.    a.  The South Jersey Transportation Authority shall allow the holder of a plenary winery license or farm winery license, issued pursuant to R.S.33:1-10, to participate in any specific service sign program administered by the authority, except where prohibited by federal law, regardless of the number of parking spaces available at the plenary winery or farm winery and regardless of whether the entrance to the plenary winery or farm winery is located on a crossroad of the Atlantic City Expressway.

     b.    As used in this section, "specific service sign program" means a program that provides for the installation and maintenance of signs along the Atlantic City Expressway that identify and provide directional information to motorists for gas, food, lodging, camping, and attraction facilities, including, but not limited to, a tourist-oriented directional sign program, a specific service logo sign program, or a highway sponsorship sign program.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect immediately and shall not apply to contracts entered into before the date of enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT), the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), and the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) to permit any holder of a plenary winery license or farm winery license to participate in any specific service sign program established by the DOT, NJTA, or SJTA, except where prohibited by federal law.  As used in this bill, "specific service sign program" means a program that provides for the installation and maintenance of signs along freeways, interstate highways, or toll roads in this State that identify and provide directional information to motorists for gas, food, lodging, camping, and attraction facilities, including, but not limited to, a tourist-oriented directional sign program, a specific service logo sign program, or a highway sponsorship sign program.

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