assembly Bill A7429

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the birds and bees protection act

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May 07, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A7429 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S699
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§33-0101 & 33-1301, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5816

A7429 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the birds and bees protection act; prohibits the sale of certain pesticides or use of seeds coated with such pesticides; requires the department of environmental conservation to review the latest scientific information concerning certain pesticide active ingredients.

A7429 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7429
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, GRIFFIN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  environmental  conservation law, in relation to
   enacting the birds and bees protection  act;  and  providing  for  the
   repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "birds and bees protection act".
   §  2. Subdivision 35 of section 33-0101 of the environmental conserva-
 tion law, as added by chapter 685 of the laws of 1978 and as  renumbered
 by chapter 612   of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
   35. "Pesticide" means:
   a.  Any  substance  or  mixture or substances intended for preventing,
 destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest; [and]
   b. Any substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a  plant
 regulator, defoliant or desiccant; AND
   C.  ANY  SEEDS  FOR  PLANTING  THAT HAVE BEEN COATED OR TREATED WITH A
 NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS DEFINITION, A NEONICOTI-
 NOID INSECTICIDE IS ONE THAT INCLUDES  ONE  OR  MORE  OF  THE  FOLLOWING
 ACTIVE  INGREDIENTS: CLOTHIANIDIN, IMIDACLOPRID, THIAMETHOXAM, DINOTEFU-
 RAN OR ACETAMIPRID.
   § 3. Section 33-1301 of the environmental conservation law is  amended
 by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
   13.  A.  BEGINNING  JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR, NO PERSON
 SHALL SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, DISTRIBUTE OR PURCHASE ANY CORN, SOYBEAN  OR
 WHEAT  SEEDS  COATED OR TREATED WITH PESTICIDES WITH THE ACTIVE INGREDI-
 ENTS CLOTHIANIDIN, IMIDACLOPRID, THIAMETHOXAM, DINOTEFURAN, OR  ACETAMI-
 PRID; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT
 APPLY  TO  A  CORN, SOYBEAN OR WHEAT SEED FOR WHICH THE COMMISSIONER, IN
 CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE  AND  MARKETS,  DETER-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.