School Bus Ads Becomes First Bill Filed in Florida House for 2013 Session
The first bill in the Florida House has been filed for the coming 2013 Legislative Session, and it’s a measure that’s been touted as “family and child friendly.”
Democratic Representative Irv Slosberg filed the bill that would let school districts sell ad space on their buses to certain companies. He’s filed this measure before, and during the last Legislative Session, he told a House panel of lawmakers that the money from the sale is expected to offset costs for school districts.
“The state of Florida, we’re in a tough spot. There’s no money. So, what do we do," asked Slosberg. "Do we let the kids walk to school? Do we lay off teachers? We feel that we came up with a very creative way to not increase our taxes and not increase our fees.”
While the bill passed favorably in the House, it died in the Senate during the 2012 Session.
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