HIGHWAY REGULATION, PROTECTION AND CONTROL REGULATIONS
236:86 Information Sites.
I. The commissioner of transportation shall, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation or appropriate federal official of the United States as provided by subsection (f) of section 131 of Title 23, United States Code, provide within the rights-of-way for areas at appropriate distances from interchanges on the interstate system, on which signs, displays and devices giving specific information in the interest of the traveling public may be erected and maintained. Such signs shall conform to national standards.
II. The development of a cooperative information service at any rest area is authorized, subject to approval of the Secretary of Transportation or appropriate federal official, where applicable, in accordance with subsection (i) of section 131, of Title 23, United States Code. Such service shall be coordinated and controlled through the division of travel and tourism development, department of business and economic affairs, with the cooperation of the department of transportation, and these agencies shall have the responsibility of training any personnel which may be hired. Expanded information services may include, but not necessarily be limited to, sign plazas, racks of advertising brochures, computers, and equipment deemed by the division of travel and tourism development as necessary for the distribution of tourist-related information to the traveling public.
III. The fees collected pursuant to RSA 230:52, II shall be deposited in a special account for the division of travel and tourism development to be expended to create and maintain the cooperative information services, and for this purpose are hereby continually appropriated.
IV. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs II and III, the division of travel and tourism development may utilize funds from the sale of posters, advertising, and promotional materials to purchase additional materials for resale. Any profit accruing from these sales shall be deposited to unrestricted general fund revenue.
V. Individual businesses and organizations may assist in development of an information service plan, with final approval given by and design designated by the division of travel and tourism development, and subject to approval of the Secretary of Transportation or appropriate federal official, where applicable, in accordance with subsection (i) of section 131, of Title 23, United States Code.
Source. RSA 249-A:17. 1969, 429:1. 1971, 245:1. 1981, 87:1. 1985, 402:6, I(b)(7). 1987, 209:2. 1999, 250:2, eff. July 9, 1999; 317:12, eff. July 1, 1999. 2017, 156:14, II, eff. July 1, 2017.