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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to environmental conservation|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S42
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S42 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 33 Title 8 §§33-0801 & 33-0803, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
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
BILL NUMBER:S42 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the phase-out of state use of pesticides PURPOSE: To implement a policy that will discontinue the use of pesticides by the state and adopt a pest control policy that substantially relies on nonchemical pest control policies. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill will create a three level phase-out of pesticide use by agencies of the State of New York. During the first phase of this bill, no agency in New York State will be allowed to apply any pesticide classified as a Toxicity Category I by the united States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) or any pesticide classified as a known, likely, or probable human carcinogen by the USEPA on or after January 1, 2013. The second phase of this bill prohibits the use of any pesticide by state agencies identified as a Toxicity Category II pesticide, a possible human carcinogen, by the USEPA or any pesticide classified as restricted use by the USEPA or New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on or after January 1, 2014.
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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