senate Bill S4983C

Signed By Governor
2009-2010 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of certain toxic chemicals for lawn and grounds maintenance

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2010 signed chap.85
May 10, 2010 delivered to governor
May 04, 2010 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.537
substituted for a7937c
Apr 21, 2010 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 20, 2010 delivered to assembly
passed senate
motion to amend lost
Apr 12, 2010 advanced to third reading
Apr 08, 2010 2nd report cal.
Apr 07, 2010 1st report cal.330
Mar 29, 2010 print number 4983c
Mar 29, 2010 amend and recommit to codes
Mar 25, 2010 print number 4983b
Mar 25, 2010 amend (t) and recommit to codes
reported and committed to codes
Jan 06, 2010 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 15, 2009 print number 4983a
Jun 15, 2009 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jun 02, 2009 reported and committed to codes
Apr 27, 2009 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Apr 7, 2010 - Codes committee Vote

S4983C
8
6
committee
8
Aye
6
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Apr 7, 2010

aye wr (2)

Mar 25, 2010 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4983A
9
2
committee
9
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4983 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7937
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33-0303, En Con L; add §409-k, Ed L; add §390-g, amd §389, Soc Serv L

S4983 - Summary

Prohibits the use of certain toxic chemicals for lawn and grounds maintenance at schools and day care centers.

S4983 - Sponsor Memo

S4983 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4983

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FOLEY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  prohibiting  the  use  of certain toxic chemicals for lawn and grounds
  maintenance

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds and
declares that it is the policy  of  the  state  to  prevent  unnecessary
endangerment  of  human  health  and  environmental quality. In order to
further this mission, the risks posed by the use of toxic chemicals must
be evaluated in light of the benefits derived. The use of  toxic  chemi-
cals  for  the  purely aesthetic purpose of lawn and grounds maintenance
confers no public health or environmental benefit, yet  exposes  people,
often  without  their knowledge or consent, to many chemicals with seri-
ous, deleterious effects on human health and the environment. It is  the
intent  of  the  legislature  to  prevent such unwarranted exposure from
purely aesthetic use.
  S 2. Section 33-1301 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
by adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PESTICIDES TO BE USED IN COMMERCIAL LAWN APPLI-
CATION, FLOWER BED APPLICATION, GOLF COURSE APPLICATION, DAY CARE CENTER
AND SCHOOL OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS, AND RESIDENTIAL  LAWN  APPLICATION  FOR
THE PURPOSE OF PEST CONTROL ON ORNAMENTALS AND TURF OR TO BE USED BY ANY
STATE  AGENCY  AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED ONE
OF THE STATE TECHNOLOGY LAW  OR  MUNICIPAL  CORPORATION  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  SIXTY-SIX  OF  THE  GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LAW FOR THE PURPOSE OF
PEST CONTROL ON ORNAMENTALS AND TURF:
  A. ANY PESTICIDE THAT IS CLASSIFIED AS A KNOWN, PROBABLE,  LIKELY,  OR
POSSIBLE  HUMAN CARCINOGEN BY THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07103-03-9

S4983A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7937
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33-0303, En Con L; add §409-k, Ed L; add §390-g, amd §389, Soc Serv L

S4983A - Summary

Prohibits the use of certain toxic chemicals for lawn and grounds maintenance at schools and day care centers.

S4983A - Sponsor Memo

S4983A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4983--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FOLEY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the environmental conservation law and the education
  law, in relation to the use and guidance of pesticide alternatives

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

  Section  1.  Section  33-0303 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER  OF  EDUCA-
TION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, SHALL DEVELOP GUIDANCE ON PESTICIDE
ALTERNATIVES  TO  FACILITATE COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINE-K
OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  409-k  to
read as follows:
  S  409-K.  PESTICIDE ALTERNATIVES. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A) "SCHOOL" SHALL MEAN ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PRIVATE OR PARO-
CHIAL SCHOOL OR BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES.
  (B) "DAY CARE" SHALL APPLY TO ALL CHILD DAY CARE CENTERS OR HEAD START
DAY CARE CENTERS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED  NINETY  OF  THE
SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  (C)  "PESTICIDE"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVI-
SION THIRTY-FIVE OF SECTION 33-0101 OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION
LAW, PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT IT SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (I)  THE  APPLICATION  OF ANTI-MICROBIAL PESTICIDES AND ANTI-MICROBIAL
PRODUCTS AS DEFINED BY FIFRA IN 7 U.S.C. SECTION 136 (MM) AND 136 Q  (H)
(2);

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07103-09-9

S4983B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7937
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33-0303, En Con L; add §409-k, Ed L; add §390-g, amd §389, Soc Serv L

S4983B - Summary

Prohibits the use of certain toxic chemicals for lawn and grounds maintenance at schools and day care centers.

S4983B - Sponsor Memo

S4983B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4983--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FOLEY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as  amended  and  recommitted  to said committee -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee and  committed  to
  the  Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law,  the  education  law
  and  the  social  services law, in relation to the use and guidance of
  pesticide alternatives

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

  Section  1.  Section  33-0303 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER  OF  EDUCA-
TION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, SHALL DEVELOP GUIDANCE ON PESTICIDE
ALTERNATIVES  TO  FACILITATE COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION FOUR HUNDRED NINE-K
OF THE EDUCATION LAW AND THREE HUNDRED NINETY-G OF THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES
LAW.
  S  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 409-k to
read as follows:
  S 409-K. PESTICIDE ALTERNATIVES. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION  THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A) "SCHOOL" SHALL MEAN ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PRIVATE OR PARO-
CHIAL SCHOOL OR BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES.
  (B)  "PESTICIDE"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVI-
SION THIRTY-FIVE OF SECTION 33-0101 OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION
LAW, PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT IT SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (I)  THE  APPLICATION  OF ANTI-MICROBIAL PESTICIDES AND ANTI-MICROBIAL
PRODUCTS AS DEFINED BY FIFRA IN 7 U.S.C. SECTION 136 (MM) AND 136 Q  (H)
(2);

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S4983C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7937
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33-0303, En Con L; add §409-k, Ed L; add §390-g, amd §389, Soc Serv L

S4983C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of certain toxic chemicals for lawn and grounds maintenance at schools and day care centers.

S4983C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4983C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4983--C

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FOLEY  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as  amended  and  recommitted  to said committee -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Environmental Conservation in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee and  committed  to
  the  Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the environmental conservation law, the education law
  and the social services law, in relation to the use  and  guidance  of
  pesticide alternatives

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

  Section 1. Section 33-0303 of the environmental  conservation  law  is
amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCA-
TION AND THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, SHALL DEVELOP GUIDANCE ON PESTICIDE
ALTERNATIVES TO FACILITATE COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION FOUR  HUNDRED  NINE-K
OF  THE  EDUCATION LAW AND THREE HUNDRED NINETY-G OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
LAW.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  409-k  to
read as follows:
  S  409-K.  PESTICIDE ALTERNATIVES. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A) "SCHOOL" SHALL MEAN ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PRIVATE OR PARO-
CHIAL SCHOOL OR BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07103-23-0

S. 4983--C                          2

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