Bill Allowing Ads On School Buses Awaits Action

by Gabe Bullard on February 9, 2011

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Stu Johnson:

Legislation to allow advertising on the sides of school buses is before the Kentucky House of Representatives.  Earlier this week, the House Education Committee voted to allow the ads to help raise money for schools.

A similar law in Texas allows up to three ads on each bus. Pike county representative Leslie Combs supports the concept.

“Obviously we want to be careful about what we advertise based on what has been exempted here, but that you could also do the advertising on the inside cause there are some things that actually get the children’s attention,” says Combs.

Some lawmakers worry the ads could distract drivers, while others are concerned about the content of potential ads.

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