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.READ MORE: Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson Lead Warriors Past Pistons, 102-86
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.READ MORE: Friends, Loved Ones Remember Michelle Go, Killed In NY Subway Attack At San Francisco Chinatown Vigil
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.MORE NEWS: 2 Pedestrians Killed, 2 Hurt In Crash In San Jose
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