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House passes two key pieces of legislation, discusses others.

Date: February 6, 2012
By: Danielle Carter
State Capitol Bureau

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A bill allowing incarcerated mothers to see their children was passed through committee to the House.
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Description: Five and two, motion carries.
 

The bill would provide children easier access to their mothers in prison.

Transportation would be provided to prisons in Vandalia and Chillicothe during the two year pilot program.

The bill now heads to the House for perfection.  

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

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Schoolchildren could now be reading advertisements in addition to schoolbooks on their morning ride.
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Wrap: The House Urban Issues Committee talked about a bill that would plaster advertisements on the side of public school buses.

Republican Representative Mike Kelley sponsors the bill.  He says it gives school districts options.

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Description: This is a real simple bill. 1273 is just giving local control to school districts to do advertising with state limitations on buses.

Kelley says similar legislation has been passed in several other states.

One school district earned around five hundred thousand dollars over a four year period through the advertisements.

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

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A bill allowing advertisements on public school buses was discussed in committee Monday.
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Wrap: A bill to allow advertisements on public school buses met no opposition in the House Urban Issues Committee.

However, some committee members asked for clarification on what types of ads would be allowed. Republican Representative Mike Kelley sponsors the bill.

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Description: I would envision the same kind of ads that you see at your local football stadium, your local basketball courts, your local banks,your just, small businesses around the community.

The bill still awaits a vote in committee.

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


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