Current Legislation - Jan. 30, 2012
CHEMICAL CLEANOUT BILL: S-84 (Bateman, Smith) passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and now awaits a floor vote, not yet scheduled. This bill would establish a “Schools Chemical Cleanout Pilot Program” in the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), to implement a chemically safer school environment. The pilot would include two school districts. Within 18 months of establishing the pilot, the DEP would need to report on the pilot’s effectiveness and present recommendations for its continuation or expansion. This bill is similar to what is already in DEP regulations regarding the proper cleanout of chemicals in school. NJEA supported this bill.