|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to environmental conservation|
|Nov 10, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7516
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7516 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7516 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Restricts the use of total release fogging pesticides unless the purchaser is licensed as a certified commercial pesticide applicator, certified residential pesticide applicator, or certified commercial pesticide technician in the state of New York or the purchaser is licensed in an equivalent manner in a jurisdiction with reciprocity with the state of New York, as determined by the department; restricts the use of total release fogging pesticides in multi-unit dwellings.
S7516 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7516 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to restricting the use of total release fogging pesticides PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To direct the New York State Depart- ment of Environmental Conservation to restrict the statewide use of total release fogging pesticides from consumer sale and prohibit their use in multi-unit dwellings. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the legislative findings and intent. Section 2 amends subdivision 1 of section 33-1301 of the environmental conservation law, restricting the sale of total release fogging pesti- cides unless the purchaser is a certified pesticide applicator, techni- cian, or has an equivalent certification in a state with reciprocity with the state of New York.
S7516 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7516 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E November 10, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to restricting the use of total release fogging 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 hereby finds that total release pesticide foggers, otherwise known as "bug bombs," present a dangerous health risk to communities. They fill an area with insecti- cide by releasing the complete pressurized contents of cans in a widely distributed fine mist. Adverse health effects to total release foggers are frequent and exposures to insecticidal foggers are more likely to result in adverse health outcomes, such as pesticide poisoning and asth- ma, than exposures to other pesticide products. Restricting the sale of pesticide foggers to consumers will reduce their use by ensuring only personnel trained to understand and follow the restrictions will apply them. Furthermore, eliminating their use in multi-unit buildings will protect the health and well-being of residents of those buildings from dangerous effects of these products. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 33-1301 of the environmental conserva- tion law is amended by adding a new paragraph f to read as follows: F. ANY PESTICIDE CLASSIFIED AS A TOTAL RELEASE FOGGING PESTICIDE, UNLESS: (1) THE PURCHASER IS LICENSED AS A CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR, CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR, OR CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE TECHNICIAN IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK; OR (2) THE PURCHASER IS LICENSED IN AN EQUIVALENT MANNER IN A JURISDIC- TION WITH RECIPROCITY WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT. § 3. Section 33-1301 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. FOR ANY PERSON TO USE ANY PESTICIDE CLASSIFIED AS A TOTAL RELEASE FOGGING PESTICIDE IN MULTI-UNIT DWELLINGS. § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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