Bill Text: NJ S1435 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Establishes marketing and advertising campaign for State wineries and viticulture attractions.*

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-15 - Approved P.L.2019, c.241. [S1435 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S1435-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1435

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 1, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JEFF VAN DREW

District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)

Senator  JAMES BEACH

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator Brown

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Creates viticulture trail tourist directional signs.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on October 18, 2018, with amendments.

 


An Act concerning tourist directional signs for viticulture and supplementing Title 27 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

      1.   a.   The 1[department] Department of Transportation1, in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, shall create a "Viticulture Trail Sign Program."  The purpose of the program shall be to provide awareness of and directional guidance to viticulture in the State through roadway signs, and support a trail-like path through signage which allows persons to find and visit wineries and viticulture locations in an efficient and reasonable manner, and promote these locations within New Jersey.

      b.   A person may apply to the 1[department] Department of Transportation1 to have viticulture trail signs installed identifying and directing persons to a winery or other viticulture area.  The department shall place viticulture trail signs on all eligible roads, including State roads.

      c.    The 1[department] Department of Transportation1, in consultation with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in the Department of State, shall establish a visual art competition, for aesthetically pleasing, original art to be displayed on the viticulture trail signage.  The 1[department] Department of Transportation1 shall establish the terms of the competition, including the rules of the competition and submission requirements.  The 1[department] Department of Transportation1, in consultation with the council, shall select the artwork to be displayed which at a minimum shall be:

     (1)   submitted in accordance with the rules of the competition, established pursuant to this subsection;

     (2)   reflective of the intent of this act; and

     (3)   reproducible on roadway signage.

     The 1[department] Department of Transportation1, in coordination with the council, shall publicize the competition in such a manner so as to attract artwork submissions, and to that end the 1[department] Department of Transportation1 and council may expend any funds as may be appropriated or otherwise made available for that purpose.

      d.   Notwithstanding any rule, regulation, or law to the contrary, the 1[department] Department of Transportation1 shall install an approved viticulture trail sign as soon as practicable.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

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