SB0198 (CH0661)

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Neonicotinoid Pesticides - Restrictions on Sales and Use (Pollinator Protection Act of 2016)

Sponsored by:

Senator Nathan-Pulliam


Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 661

Synopsis:Prohibiting a person from selling, on or after January 1, 2018, a neonicotinoid pesticide unless the person also sells a restricted use pesticide; prohibiting a person from using a neonicotinoid pesticide on or after January 1, 2018, unless the person is a certified applicator or a person working under specified circumstances; requiring the Department of Agriculture to incorporate pollinator habitat expansion and enhancement practices into the State's Managed Pollinator Protection Plan; requiring a specified report; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Nathan-Pulliam, Benson, Ferguson, Guzzone, Kagan, Kelley, King, Lee, McFadden, Muse, Pugh, Rosapepe, and Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0211
Introduced in a prior session as: SB0163 Session: 2015 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee HearingEnvironment and Transportation  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Agriculture
Narrow Subject(s):Agriculture, Department of
Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Federal Government
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Hazardous and Toxic Substances -see also- Asbestos; Radiatn
Insects -see also- Bees
Legislation -see also- Correct Leg; Cur Leg; Emerg Bills
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Pest Control
Retail Sales
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Agriculture
(12-101, 12-102, 12-103, 12-104, 5-201, 5-2A-01 through 5-2A-05)

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June 23, 2016 9:39 A.M.