House passes bill to allow ads on school buses

By a 69-27 vote, the House approved the bill by Democratic state
Rep. Terry Mills of Lebanon.

Mills said the intent of his bill is to give school districts
the option as a means of raising revenue. He emphasized that the
measure "does not mandate a change."

Rep. Brad Montell, a Shelbyville Republican, said that
schoolchildren are "bombarded with advertising" already.

Montell also said that having ads on the sides of school buses
could be a distraction to other drivers.

Mills said the proposal would be good for businesses, good for
schools and good for Kentucky.
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The legislation is House Bill 30.

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