Currently, four states—Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine—have prohibited billboards. Vermont’s law went into effect in 1968, Hawaii’s law went into effect in 1927, Maine’s law went into effect in 1977, and Alaska’s law went into effect upon its achievement of statehood in 1959. Rhode Island and Oregon have said no new billboards.
In Texas, 388 cities — including most large and medium-size cities — have ordinances prohibiting new billboards.
In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies
City of Ann Arbor passes ban on digital billboards
The Guardian – Can cities kick ads? Inside the global movement to ban urban billboards
Five Years After Banning Outdoor Ads, Brazil’s Largest City Is More Vibrant Than Ever
How successful has São Paulo’s ban on outdoor advertising been?
New York Times – Billboard ban in São Paulo angers advertisers
Law for billboards might be on the way
AZ Central – Arizona electronic-billboard ban upheld
Next City – Vancouver Is Rethinking How Billboards Fit Into Cityscape