Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Highway Advertising Control Act of 1971. Changes the definition of "business area". Defines "on-premise sign", "off-premise sign", and "real estate sign". Provides that real estate signs and on-premise signs must comply only with specified requirements. Provides that no sign may be erected or maintained that advertises or promotes illegal activities, contains, includes, or is illuminated by any flashing, intermittent, or moving light or lights except those changed at reasonable intervals by electronic process or by remote control or those giving public service information or attempts or appears to attempt to direct the movement of traffic, interferes with, indicates, or resembles any official traffic sign, signal, or device, or prevents the driver of a vehicle from having a clear and unobstructed view of official signs and approaching or merging traffic. Repeals a provision concerning signs within 660 feet of a right-of-way that provide certain information. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the engrossed bill with the following changes: Adds a definition of "municipal network sign"; removes certain changes in provisions related to official traffic signs, signals, or devices; provides that, in determining the appropriateness of issuing a permit for a municipal network sign, the Department shall waive any provision or requirement of the Highway Advertising Control Act of 1971 or an administrative rule adopted under the authority of the Act to the extent that the waiver does not contravene the federal Highway Beautification Act of 1965 and the regulations promulgated under that Act by the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation; provides that the changes made to the by the amendatory Act shall not be applicable if the application would impact the receipt, use, or reimbursement of federal funds by the Illinois Department of Transportation other than the reimbursement of Bonus Agreement funds, and that any permit granted pursuant to an inapplicable provision is void. Effective immediately.