senate Bill S2524

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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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 18 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.38
  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.254
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 13 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • 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:
A5411
Versions:
S2524
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง33-0725, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2887A, A450A
2009-2010: A7600, S7087, A7600

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BILL NUMBER:S2524

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in
relation to the use of pesticides by commercial applicators

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: 2010: S. 7087 - Referred to Environmental
Conservation; A. 7600 - Referred to Environmental Conservation
2011-12: S. 2887-A Passed Senate (2011 and 2012); A. 450 - Referred to
Environmental Conservation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This effect shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  2524

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation

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.
                                                           LBD07222-01-3

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