ANNAPOLIS, MD — HB 1363, a bill that would require Maryland K-12 public schools to implement green cleaning programs, has successfully passed the House and Senate
, according to a press release
The bill now only needs Governor Martin O’Malley''s signature to make the purchase of green cleaning products for use in K-12 public schools throughout the state a law, the release stated.
The proposed legislation allows schools to first use existing cleaning products and supplies before they transition to green cleaning products and allows them to opt out of implementing a green cleaning program if it is not economically feasible, the release noted.
If HB 1363 is signed into law, it will become the fifth state to enact a green cleaning for schools law and the 17th state in the union to implement a green cleaning policy of one nature or another, the release added.