Representatives quickly pass through a bill to allow advertisements on school buses
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Representatives quickly pass through a bill to allow advertisements on school buses

Date: February 20, 2012
By: Danielle Carter
State Capitol Bureau

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The House Urban Issues Committee passed through a bill giving kids extra reading material on the way to school.
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Wrap: A bill allowing advertisements on school buses passed through to the House floor.

The bill sponsored by Republican Representative Mike Kelley allows generic advertisements to be placed on the sides of school buses in Missouri.

While no representatives directly spoke out against the bill, Representative Jamilah Nasheed said she had received some outside input.

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Description: "I'm sure you all received a lot of emails on that particular bill."

Nasheed says she personally received around 40 emails expressing concerns about the bill.

The bill awaits approval from the rest of the House.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.

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A bill allowing certain criminal records to be removed from the public eye passed through to the House.
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Wrap: The House Urban Issues Committee passed through a bill closing off some criminal records to the public after five years.

The bill's sponsor, Democratic Representative Jamilah Nasheed, addressed the committee about the rewording of the bill.

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Description: "We would take out expungement and put close. So therefore, we have law enforcement officers they are now still able to look at those records."

Committee members say they were concerned with the original language of "expungement" since this would mean the charges would be gone for good.

After the change of language,the bill passed with a vote of 5-2. It now moves to the House for consideration.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.


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