2006 Regular Session
To: Highways and Transportation
By: Senator(s) Albritton
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INCORPORATE "RV FRIENDLY" MARKERS ON SERVICE SIGNS FOR BUSINESSES THAT CATER TO THE NEEDS OF PERSONS DRIVING RECREATIONAL VEHICLES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MAY CHARGE FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF OBTAINING AND PLACING SUCH MARKERS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) (a) Subject to the prior approval of the Federal Highway Administration, the Department of Transportation is directed to incorporate the use of "RV Friendly" markers on specific service signs for business establishments that cater to the needs of persons driving recreational vehicles.
(b) A business establishment that qualifies for participation in the specific service sign program and that also qualifies as "RV Friendly" may request that an "RV Friendly" marker be displayed immediately adjacent to such establishment's business logo sign on the appropriate background sign panel.
(c) The department may charge any business requesting the marker the actual cost of obtaining and placing the marker.
(d) The "RV Friendly" marker to be displayed shall be such marker as may be approved by the Federal Highway Administration in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
(2) The department shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this section, including the promulgation of rules and regulations setting forth the minimum requirements that business establishments must meet in order to qualify as "RV Friendly." The requirements shall include, but not be limited to, the availability at each qualifying business establishment of parking spaces, entrances and exits in sufficient number and of sufficient size and dimensions to easily accommodate recreational vehicles, and the presence of appropriate overhang clearances at all facilities, if applicable.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.