senate Bill S5579A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires notices relating to lawn pesticides to be printed in both the English and Spanish languages

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Current Bill Status Via A5169 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 24, 2020 signed chap.145
Aug 12, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 23, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.887
substituted for s5579a
Jul 23, 2020 substituted by a5169a
Jul 22, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.887
Jul 21, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jul 16, 2020 print number 5579a
Jul 16, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2020 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2019 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 18, 2019 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1560
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 07, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S5579A
17
1
committee
17
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S5579A
21
2
committee
21
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S5579A
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

nay (1)

Jun 18, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5579
16
1
committee
16
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5579 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5169
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
2017-2018: A4936

S5579 - Summary

Requires the written notices, signs and markers required for pesticides for commercial and residential lawn application to be printed in both the English and Spanish languages and any other languages if the commissioner of environmental conservation deems it necessary.

S5579 - Sponsor Memo

S5579 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5579

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- 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
  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.
                                                           LBD07471-01-9

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S5579A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5169
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
2017-2018: A4936

S5579A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the written notices, signs and markers required for pesticides for commercial and residential lawn application to be printed in both the English and Spanish languages and any other languages if the commissioner of environmental conservation deems it necessary.

S5579A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5579A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5579--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2019
                               ___________

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

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 both the English
  and Spanish languages

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph c 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:
  (i) All persons performing residential lawn applications  treating  an
area  more than one hundred square feet shall affix markers to be placed
within or along the perimeter of  the  area  where  pesticides  will  be
applied. Markers are to be placed so as to be clearly visible to persons
immediately outside the perimeter of such property. [Such markers] MARK-
ERS shall be posted at least twelve inches above the ground and shall be
at  least  four  inches by five inches in size. SUCH MARKERS SHALL BE IN
BOTH THE ENGLISH AND SPANISH LANGUAGES, AND ANY OTHER LANGUAGES  IF  THE
COMMISSIONER DEEMS IT NECESSARY PURSUANT TO RULES AND REGULATIONS.
  §  2. The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 33-1005 of the
environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 285 of the  laws  of
2000, is amended to read as follows:
  The  commissioner  shall promulgate rules and regulations establishing
uniform standards for a consumer pesticide use  information  sign  which
shall  be  placed  in retail establishments that sell general use pesti-
cides for commercial or residential lawn application. This sign SHALL BE

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

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