senate Bill S42

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the phase-out of state use of pesticides on state property and for state agency pest management plans

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 05, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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S42 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 Title 8 ยงยง33-0801 & 33-0803, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4043A

S42 - Summary

Provides for the phase-out on varying time schedules of state use of various categories of pesticides on state property; does not apply to certain antimicrobial pesticides; requires the department of environmental conservation to adopt a pest management plan for every state department, agency, and public benefit corporation; provides for waivers and exemptions.

S42 - Sponsor Memo

S42 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   42

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN  ACT  to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the
  phase-out of state use of pesticides

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds and declares
that pesticides are linked to a number of acute and chronic health prob-
lems and that it is therefore the  policy  of  the  state  to  phase-out
pesticide  use  by  the government for many pest control purposes and to
adopt a pest control policy that substantially  relies  on  non-chemical
pest control strategies.
  S  2.  Article  33 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
adding a new title 8 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 8
                           PHASE-OUT OF STATE
                            USE OF PESTICIDES
SECTION 33-0801. DEFINITIONS.
        33-0803. PHASE-OUT OF STATE USE OF PESTICIDES.
S 33-0801. DEFINITIONS.
  AS USED IN THIS TITLE:
  1. "ANTIMICROBIAL PESTICIDE" MEANS A PESTICIDE THAT:  (A) IS  INTENDED
TO  DISINFECT,  SANITIZE,  REDUCE,  OR MITIGATE GROWTH OR DEVELOPMENT OF
MICROBIOLOGICAL ORGANISMS; (B) IS INTENDED TO PROTECT INANIMATE OBJECTS,
INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES OR SYSTEMS,  SURFACES,  WATER,  OR  OTHER  CHEMICAL
SUBSTANCES  FROM  CONTAMINATION,  FOULING,  OR  DETERIORATION  CAUSED BY
BACTERIA, VIRUSES, FUNGI, PROTOZOA, ALGAE,  OR  SLIME;  OR  (C)  IN  THE
INTENDED  USE  IS  EXEMPT FROM, OR OTHERWISE NOT SUBJECT TO, A TOLERANCE
UNDER APPROPRIATE PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL LAW.

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

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