senate Bill S158B

2015-2016 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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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 29, 2016 print number 158b
Apr 29, 2016 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 23, 2015 print number 158a
Jan 23, 2015 amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 07, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

S158 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 Title 8 §§33-0801 & 33-0803, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4043
2011-2012: S42
2013-2014: S191
2017-2018: S154, S7081
2019-2020: S2358

S158 - Summary

Provides for the phase-out on varying time schedules of state use of various categories of pesticides on state property; provides that it 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.

S158 - Sponsor Memo

S158 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   158

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  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.
                                                           LBD00997-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S158A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 Title 8 §§33-0801 & 33-0803, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4043
2011-2012: S42
2013-2014: S191
2017-2018: S154, S7081
2019-2020: S2358

S158A - Summary

Provides for the phase-out on varying time schedules of state use of various categories of pesticides on state property; provides that it 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.

S158A - Sponsor Memo

S158A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 158--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00997-02-5

Co-Sponsors

S158B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 Title 8 §§33-0801 & 33-0803, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4043
2011-2012: S42
2013-2014: S191
2017-2018: S154, S7081
2019-2020: S2358

S158B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the phase-out on varying time schedules of state use of various categories of pesticides on state property; provides that it 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.

S158B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S158B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 158--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SQUADRON, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Environmental Conservation -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  recommitted to the Committee on Environmental Conservation in  accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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

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

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