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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