senate Bill S2887A

Permits commercial applicators of pesticides to apply pesticides in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 03 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 12 / Apr / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.342
  • 13 / Apr / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2887A
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.295
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Summary

Permits commercial applicators of pesticides to apply pesticides in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A450A
Versions:
S2887
S2887A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง33-0725, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A7600, S7087, A7600

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BILL NUMBER:S2887A

PURPOSE:
This bill seeks to allow for commercial
pesticide applicators
in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on
the labeling.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 33-0725 of the Environmental
Conservation Law that allows for less than label use of agricultural
pesticides is amended to add commercial applicators.

Section 2 - immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, pesticides registered for use in New York
State may be used for agricultural purposes in a dosage,
concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling,
but commercial pesticide applicators may not. By allowing commercial
applicators to apply less than label rates, the total amount of
pesticides being applied in New York State will be decreased,
providing economic and environmental benefits to the people of the
state.

Improvements in application technology have resulted in advances to
efficacy, deposition, drift reduction and improved targeting of
pesticides. The use of air induction nozzles, pre-orifice flat fan
nozzles, controlled droplet applicators, shield or hooded sprayers,
and chemical injection applicators all lead to more effective action
from pesticides. These tools provide the professional applicator with
the means to reduce application rates in certain situations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2008: S.7843
2009: S.1113

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2887--A
    Cal. No. 342

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation  --  reported  favorably  from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  use of pesticides by commercial applicators

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 33-0725 of the environmental conservation law, as
added by chapter 648 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
S 33-0725. Approved agricultural AND COMMERCIAL uses.
  A pesticide shall be used in accordance with its labeling. Unless  the
labeling specifically prohibits such use, a pesticide registered for use
in  New  York  state  may be used for agricultural purposes [only] OR BY
COMMERCIAL APPLICATORS in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than
that specified on the labeling.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03564-03-1

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