The bill requires the executive director of the department of natural resources or the executive director's designee (executive director) to conduct a study as soon as practicable regarding the challenges associated with native pollinating insect
decline populations , their associated ecosystems, and their health and resilience in the state. Based on the results of the study, the executive director is required to make recommendations:
- For the protection of native pollinating insects; and
On best practices for state agencies in implementing policies and practices regarding native pollinating insects; and
- On how to develop education and outreach programming.
On or before January 1, 2024, the executive director shall submit to the general assembly and the governor a report summarizing the study and the executive director's recommendations based on the study.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)