According to the Associated Press, a bill that would require government buildings and schools in Wisconsin to use environmentally friendly cleaning products was debated in the Assembly on Tuesday.

The plan by Rep. Cory Mason would require the Department of Health Services to adopt rules mandating the use of cleaning products that minimize negative effects on human health and the environment. Hand soap, vacuum cleaners, toilet paper, paper towels and other products would be covered.

Some Republican lawmakers have said Mason's bill goes too far by telling governments which products they should buy. And some groups representing schools and local governments have expressed concern about the potential costs.

The bill would also need approval in the Senate this week and from Gov. Jim Doyle to become law.

Click here to read details and previous reports on this proposed law.