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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 bill requires that, on or before January 1, 2024, the commissioner of agriculture adopt rules designating requiring neonicotinoid pesticides to be designated as limited-use pesticides limiting their use to licensed pesticide applicators, and authorizing only licensed dealers to sell them. The commissioner's rules must exempt certain The following products that contain neonicotinoid pesticides active ingredients are exempted from the limited-use pesticide designation: including products intended for use:

  • Products used in academic research; and
  • Products for which the product label includes an intended use as a pet care products product ; a veterinary product; an indoor or personal care product used for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating lice or bedbugs; a product used in structural insulation; or a preserved wood product or product used in the manufacturing of wood preservatives.
  • By licensed veterinarians;
  • As indoor personal care products related to lice or bedbugs;
  • As agricultural products;
  • For academic research; and
  • As wood coating products.

(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.)


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