NEW YORK: Cuomo Signs Ban On Floating Billboards

The New York Post reports:

Floating digital billboards are headed to Davy Jones’ locker. A bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday restricts vessels with the eyesores from operating in New York’s waters.

Billboards on boats using “flashing, intermittent or moving lights” will be prohibited from operating, anchoring or mooring in the navigable waters of the state, but local governments will still have the authority to ban the vessels from operating, anchoring or mooring within 1,500 feet of the shoreline.

“These floating billboards are a nuisance that blight our shores and distract from the great natural beauty of our waterways,” Cuomo said in a statement.