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  H.B. No. 2945
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to authorizing a method for certain municipalities to
  compensate a person for the removal of an on-premise sign as
  required by the municipality.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 216.010, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (f) to read as follows:
         (f)  Except as prohibited by federal law, a municipality with
  a population of more than 1.9 million may pay the compensable costs
  to the owner of an on-premise sign by allowing the sign to remain in
  place for a period sufficient to recover the compensable cost of the
  sign as determined under Section 216.009, based on a determination
  by the municipal board of the average annual gross revenue as
  determined under Section 216.008 that would be generated by the
  sign in its specific location if the sign were used as an
  off-premise sign rather than an on-premise sign.  During the period
  in which a sign remains in place under this subsection, the owner of
  the sign shall maintain the sign in compliance with all other
  regulations applicable to the sign, including structural
  regulations.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2945 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2945 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor