PA 18-84—sSB 104

Environment Committee

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATIC PESTICIDE MISTING SYSTEMS

SUMMARY: This act prohibits, beginning January 1, 2019, installing or utilizing a residential automatic pesticide misting system in Connecticut.

Under the act, a “residential automatic pesticide misting system” is a device designed to automatically spray pesticide solution at timed intervals and be installed on, near, or around the exterior or grounds of a residential dwelling.

The act authorizes the energy and environmental protection commissioner to adopt regulations to implement the ban, which may include establishing a fine for a violation.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018