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Revision of green cleaning bill passes Assembly Committee

January 28, 2010
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MADISON, WI — The Green Cleaning for a Healthier Wisconsin bill sponsored by Representative Cory Mason was approved by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources after a number of amendments were made to the bill, according the Journal Times.
According to the story, amendments to the bill — which would require schools and municipalities to review their cleaning products and processes for health impacts — included giving schools and municipalities three years to comply and allowing them to opt out if the review would increase their costs.

Fees and fines for noncompliance were also removed from the bill, the story stated.

The proposed legislation recently received attention after critics claimed the bill''s requirement that schools use cleaning products that meet GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) standards would disproportionately benefit former lawmaker Jeff Neubauer''s company, Kranz Green, the story stated.

Now that the bill has passed through the committee, it is available to be voted upon by the full Assembly, the story added.

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