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Neonic Pesticides As Limited-use Pesticides

Concerning a requirement that the commissioner of agriculture designate neonicotinoid pesticides as limited-use pesticides.
2023 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The act requires that, on or before January 1, 2024, the commissioner of agriculture adopt rules requiring neonicotinoid pesticides to be designated as limited-use pesticides and authorizing only licensed dealers to sell them. Products containing neonicotinoid active ingredients used in academic research are exempted from the limited-use pesticide designation, as are the following products that contain neonicotinoid active ingredients and for which the product label includes an intended use as:

  • A pet care product;
  • A veterinary product;
  • An indoor pest control product;
  • A personal care product used for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating lice;
  • A product used in structural insulation;
  • A preserved wood product or product used in the manufacturing of wood preservatives;
  • A bait product; or
  • An insect strip.

APPROVED by Governor May 17, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details