OLR Bill Analysis

SB 46

AN ACT CONCERNING PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

SUMMARY:

This bill extends restrictions on the use of lawn care pesticides on school grounds to public and private high schools (schools with students in grades nine through 12). Current law restricts such pesticide use at public and private (1) preschools and (2) schools with students through grade eight, except for emergency applications to eliminate a threat to human health.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2014

BACKGROUND

Lawn Care Pesticides

By law, a lawn care pesticide is one registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and labeled according to the federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act for use in lawn, garden, and ornamental sites or areas (CGS 10-231a (2)).

Related Bill

sSB 68, reported favorably by the Environment Committee, permits the use of certain pesticide products on the grounds of public or private (1) preschools and (2) schools with students in grade eight or lower.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Committee on Children

Joint Favorable

Yea

8

Nay

4

(03/11/2014)