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Substitute Bill No. 104

    February Session, 2018

 

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AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATIC PESTICIDE MISTING SYSTEMS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) (a) On and after January 1, 2019, no person shall install or utilize any residential automatic pesticide misting system at a location that is twenty feet or less from the boundary of such person's property with any other parcel of property. For purposes of this section, "residential automatic pesticide misting system" means any device that is designed to be installed on, near or around the exterior of any residential dwelling or the grounds of such residential dwelling and to automatically spray any pesticide solution at timed intervals.

(b) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of subsection (a) of this section. Such regulations may include, but shall not be limited to, the establishment of a fine for the violation of subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the use of any misting-type device in a commercial nursery or an agricultural application.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

New section

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Joint Favorable Subst.