N.Y. Navigation Law Section 43-A
Use of digital billboards


1.

All vessels shall be prohibited from operating, anchoring or mooring in the navigable waters of the state while operating a digital billboard or other type of billboard that uses flashing, intermittent or moving lights.

2.

As used in this section, the term “digital billboard” shall mean a one or multi-sided outdoor advertising sign that displays digital images using light-emitting diode technology or any such similar technology, unless exclusively used to identify the vessel.

3.

This section shall not be construed to limit any authority delegated to a city, village or town pursuant to § 46-A (Regulations of vessels)section forty-six-a of this part. A city, village or town may, by local law, expressly restrict or prohibit the use of outdoor advertising signage on vessels within one thousand five hundred feet of its shore or expressly authorize vessels to operate a digital billboard or other type of billboard that uses flashing, intermittent or moving lights within one thousand five hundred feet of its shore.

4.

A violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of one thousand dollars for the first violation, and five thousand dollars for all subsequent violations.

Source: Section 43-A — Use of digital billboards, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NAV/43-A (updated Aug. 23, 2019; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

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Pilot rules
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Searchlights
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Tow-chains
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Lights to be displayed
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Use of digital billboards
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Noise levels on pleasure vessels
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Negligence in use or operation of vessel attributable to owner
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Operator
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Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Aug. 23, 2019

§ 43-A’s source at nysenate​.gov

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