SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — Playgrounds at fast-food restaurants will have to meet strict cleaning standards if a bill approved by the Senate becomes law.

AB1513 would require restaurants to devise policies for keeping those brightly colored plastic jungle gyms as germ-free as eating areas.

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Assemblyman Mike Allen was inspired to write the bill by an Arizona mom who has been on a cross-country mission to clean up dirty fast-food play structures.

Her group, Kids Play Safe, says it has found high levels of bacteria at California fast-food playgrounds, which are currently unregulated.

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If the Santa Rosa Democrat’s bill becomes law, fast food restaurants will have to inform parents how regularly they clean their playground structures.

The bill passed the Senate 25-12 Tuesday, with some Republicans voting no. It moves to the Assembly for concurrence.

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