A bill to put advertising on the sides of school buses appears to have once again met its death in the Kentucky Senate. For the second year in a row, the House has overwhelming passed a bill that would allow school districts to sell ads on buses. Proponents of the measure say it could raise… Continue reading Bill to Allow Ads on School Buses Likely to Die in State Senate Again
With education a prime target for budget cuts, Kentucky state lawmakers are looking for new ways to fund schools State Representatives Brad Montell, a Shelbyville Republican and Terry Mills, a Lebanon Democrat, have teamed up on a bill that would allow advertising on school buses. The bill was first introduced last session, but didn’t make it… Continue reading With a Few Changes, Bill to Allow Ads on School Buses Gets Second Chance
Lawmakers often cite Dallas, Texas as a success story for school bus ads. The school district there has brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars from ad sales, and lawmakers in Ohio, New Jersey and Utah are considering legalizing school bus ads as well.
Mills says several states already allow school bus ads, and Ohio, New Jersey and Utah are considering similar legislation. He says such ads have already raised one million dollars this academic year for the Dallas, Texas, school system. The bill now moves to the Senate.
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.