Senate Panel Rejects Speedway Ashes Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Daytona Beach, FL - A bill that would have allowed racing fans to have their ashes interred at Daytona International Speedway and Homestead Miami Speedway has been voted down.

The Senate Committee on Regulated Industries rejected the bill
Wednesday. The state House companion bill had already passed two
committees and was scheduled for its third and final committee
hearing Thursday.

Sen. Maria Lorts Sachs, a Democrat of Delray Beach, said
although she's a fan of racing she didn't want the speedways to
turn into a "partial cemetery."

The legislation would have allowed the racetracks to build a
structure known as a columbarium to house the urns.

Daytona International Speedway spokesman Lenny Santiago says
some race fans have been asking for years about having their ashes
laid to rest at the speedway.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Thank You! Location: Florida on Mar 31, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    Thanks to the FL Senate for being respectful for the dead. If ashes are to be scattered, they are not to be scattered onto speedways, sport fields and other high traffic areas where they are trampled on. There is no rest in peace here. It does not matter if the deceased wanted that or not, it is still an immoral and a very selfish act.
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