State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013  

518U0426   HOUSE ENGROSSED    NO.  SB 143 -  03/05/2013  

Introduced by:    Senators Tidemann, Begalka, Hunhoff (Jean), and Peters and Representatives Hawley, Bolin, Erickson, Feinstein, Hawks, Hickey, Hoffman, Magstadt, Munsterman, Nelson, Peterson, Rozum, Solum, Tulson, Tyler, and Wismer
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding informational directional signing on the interstate right-of-way.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 31-29-80.1 be amended to read as follows:
    31-29-80.1. The transportation commission shall adopt promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to provide for a directional sign program to provide directional information on the right-of-way on the interstate and primary highway system for any business establishments establishment, including any attraction, offering goods and services in the interest of the traveling public on the right-of-way on the interstate and primary highway system. The rules shall be developed in conformance with the manual on uniform traffic control devices and shall address permit application criteria; sign message and types of qualifying services; hours and periods of operation; qualifying distance to services; business sign priority; sign and panel locations and spacing; number and priority of signs per panel; sign and panel composition, size and color requirements; legend requirements; exit ramp sign size, spacing and message content;

covering or removal of business signs; and erection and maintenance of signs and panels.
    Section 2. That chapter 31-29 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:

    For the purposes of § 31-29-80.1, the term, attraction, means a business establishment of regional significance with the primary purpose of providing amusement, historical, cultural, or leisure activity to the public and has restroom facilities and drinking water and adequate parking accommodations.