assembly Bill A4936

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires notices relating to lawn pesticides to be printed in the Spanish language in areas of the state with a significant number of Spanish speaking residents

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 06, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

A4936 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§33-1004 & 33-1005, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8483
2011-2012: A4681
2013-2014: A6135
2015-2016: A4451
2019-2020: A5169

A4936 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the written notices, signs and markers required for pesticides for commercial and residential lawn application to be printed in the Spanish language in areas of the state with a significant number of Spanish speaking residents.

A4936 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4936

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. RAMOS -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  requiring certain signs and notices relating to pesticides for commer-
  cial  or  residential  lawn  application  to be printed in the Spanish
  language in areas with a significant number of Spanish speaking  resi-
  dents

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1  of  section  33-1004  of  the
environmental  conservation  law, as added by chapter 285 of the laws of
2000, is amended to read as follows:
  a. All retail establishments that  sell  general  use  pesticides  for
commercial  or residential lawn application shall display a sign meeting
standards, established by the commissioner pursuant to  subdivision  one
of  section  33-1005  of  this article, in a conspicuous place, and such
sign shall be placed as close as possible to the place where such pesti-
cides are displayed.  SUCH STANDARDS OF THE COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PROVIDE
THAT IN AREAS OF THE STATE WITH A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF SPANISH SPEAKING
RESIDENTS, THE SIGNS REQUIRED BY THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE PRINTED IN BOTH
THE  ENGLISH  AND  SPANISH LANGUAGES.   THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH
RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING WHAT CONSTITUTES A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF
SPANISH SPEAKING RESIDENTS.
  § 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph  b  of  subdivision  1  of  section
33-1004 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 324
of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (i)  At  least forty-eight hours prior to any commercial lawn applica-
tion of a pesticide, the person  or  business  making  such  application
shall  supply written notice, as defined in subdivision three of section
33-1005 of this article to:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08783-01-7