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Thu January 19, 2012
KY House Passes Bill to Allow Ads on School Buses
By Todd Hatton
Murray, KY – Kentucky school districts could allow advertising on school buses under a House-passed bill on its way to the Senate. The House approved the bill on a 69 to 27 vote. Bill sponsor, Democratic state Representative Terry Mills says the measure's purpose is to give school districts another way to raise revenue. He says the bill does not mandate a change. Republican Representative Brad Montell opposes the bill, saying schoolchildren are already bombarded with advertising. Montell also says having ads on the sides of school buses could be a distraction to other drivers. Mills says the proposal would be good for businesses, schools and for the Commonwealth.