Legislation that would permit advertising on the outside of Florida school buses is still alive, but just barely, reports the Associated Press.
The bill (SB 344) cleared the Senate Prekindergarten-12 Committee on Monday by a 4-2 vote.
It would have died without the vote of Sen. Larcenia Bullard, a Miami Democrat. Bullard approved the measure only to give the sponsor, Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat, a chance to make it more palatable.
Critics said they were worried about unintended consequences.
Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, a Wellington Republican, said it would exacerbate inequities among children through advertisements for products some cannot afford.
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