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.
The legislation is House Bill 30.
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