CARSON CITY, NV — The State of Nevada has taken a decidedly different approach towards green cleaning in schools by proposing legislation that would require all public K-12 schools to use environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in the cleaning of all floor surfaces only
, according to a press release
As passed by both the Nevada Senate and Assembly, and awaiting the signature of Governor Jim Gibbons, SB 185 was amended to mandate green cleaning for floor surfaces only
in order to gain enough support to pass, the release stated.
According to the release, SB 185 does allow the board of trustees of a school district to use environmentally sensitive cleaning products on surfaces other than just flooring.
Under SB 185, the Nevada Department of Education would be required to provide each school district with a list of products that meet "…standards for environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for use in the cleaning of all floor surfaces in the public schools
," the release noted.
The bill allows schools to opt-out of implementing a green cleaning program for floor surfaces if it would place an undue economic burden on the school, the release added.