Establish A Maine Pesticide Sales and Use Registry

Last updated: Jul 23, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Laurie Osher, House 123
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1599



UPDATE: This bill received a majority Ought Not to Pass vote from the committee.


Representative Osher of Orono would direct the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control, in collaboration with the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Office of Information Technology, to create a publicly accessible online registry of pesticide dealers and applicators reporting pesticides sold, distributed or applied in the State and including the quantity, location and purpose of the use of pesticides in indoor and outdoor applications. This bill also requires the Board of Pesticides Control to report annually to the Legislature on the developments and progress made in carrying out the state policy of minimizing the use of pesticides.