Require the Board of Pesticides Control To Annually Publish Certain Information Regarding Pesticides and To Prohibit Certain Uses of Neonicotinoids

Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Nicole Grohoski, House 132
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 2083

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill requires:

1. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control to annually publish a summary of the reports received during the previous calendar year from commercial applicators of pesticides. For each pesticide reported to the board, the board's annual summary must include information on the total quantity of pesticide applied and the total area treated in each county in the State; and

2. The Board of Pesticides Control to prohibit the use of any product containing neonicotinoids for landscape gardening by certified applicators or limit the use of any product containing neonicotinoids if the board determines that use is necessary to protect the State. The bill also requires the board to adopt rules establishing restrictions for the use of products containing neonicotinoids.