S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
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:
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.