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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 68

February Session, 2014

 

LCO No. 94

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF CERTAIN MICROBIAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PESTICIDES AND GRUB CONTROL PRODUCTS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 10-231a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

As used in sections 10-231b to 10-231d, inclusive, [and section 19a-79a,] (1) "pesticide" means a fungicide used on plants, an insecticide, a herbicide or a rodenticide, but does not mean a sanitizer, disinfectant, antimicrobial agent or pesticide bait, (2) "lawn care pesticide" means a pesticide registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and labeled pursuant to the federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act for use in lawn, garden and ornamental sites or areas. "Lawn care pesticide" does not include any: (A) Microbial pesticide or biochemical pesticide that is registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (B) horticultural soap or oil that is registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and that does not contain any synthetic pesticide or synergist, or (C) grub control product registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency that does not contain a product label with a caution, warning or danger indication, [and] (3) "integrated pest management" means use of all available pest control techniques, including judicious use of pesticides, when warranted, to maintain a pest population at or below an acceptable level, while decreasing the use of pesticides, (4) "microbial pesticide" means a pesticide that consists of a microorganism as the active ingredient, and (5) "biochemical pesticide" means a naturally occurring substance that controls pests by nontoxic mechanisms.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

10-231a

Statement of Purpose:

To authorize the use of certain microbial and biochemical pesticides and grub control products on school grounds.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]