Legislator revives proposal to use school buses as rolling billboards
A lawmaker is trying to get legislation passed that would allow advertising on the sides of school buses again. Democratic state Rep. Terry Mills of Lebanon is expected to present the proposal to the House Education Committee on Tuesday. The measure would give school districts the option of selling advertising space on the exterior sides of school buses. Money generated from these ads would stay in the district, and the local school board would decide how to use it. Mills had unsuccessfully pressed for the legislation last year. It would include provisions to prohibit political advertising, as well as ads for tobacco and alcohol products.