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Section 2: State Law

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On September 1, 1995, Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 391 was enacted by the Texas Legislature to supersede Article 4477-9a, which was repealed on September 1, 1995. These statutes govern the regulation of outdoor advertising signs and the screening of junkyards on the interstate and primary highway system.

On September 1, 1995, Texas Transportation Codes, Chapter 394 was enacted by the Texas Legislature to supersede Article 6674v-3, which was repealed on September 1, 1995. These statutes govern the regulation of outdoor advertising signs on rural roads.

Rules in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) were originally enacted by the Texas Transportation Commission on January 1, 1976. Significant amendments to Subchapters B and C of Chapter 391 during the 85th Legislature caused significant amendments to the rules in 43TAC Sections 21.141 through 21.206, which govern the control of commercial signs on interstate and primary highways. These rules were most recently amended on March 14, 2018.

Rules enacted to govern advertising signs on rural roads were originally enacted by the Texas Transportation Commission under 43TAC Sections 21.401 through 21.457. These rules were most recently amended on April 19, 2012.

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