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California Legislature Clears Trio of Pest Management Bills

from NPMA

The California Legislature last week gave final approval and sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration legislation extending the statutory authority of the Structural Pest Control Board from Jan. 1, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2019. Senate Bill 1244 also defines a number of terms, adjusts various fees, deletes obsolete provisions pertaining to the definition of fumigants and fumigation procedures, and authorizes, in specified circumstances, waiving the use of warning agents in conjunction with fumigants. Click here to read SB 1244.

The Legislature also recently cleared and sent to Governor Brown a bill prohibiting the use of the second generation anticoagulant rodenticides brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum and difethialone in state parks, wildlife refuges or state conservancy. Assembly Bill 2657 also directs state agencies to encourage federal agencies to comply with this prohibition. Click here to read the legislation.

Lastly, the Legislature last week passed a bill requiring any person who intends to apply a pesticide at a schoolsite to complete, by July 1, 2016, a training course covering integrated pest management (IPM) and the safe use of pesticides in relation to the unique nature of schoolsites and children's. Senate Bill 1405 also requires schools to submit certain records of certain pesticide applications to the Department of Pesticide Regulation and to develop and post on the internet the school or school district's IPM plan. Click here to read the SB 1405. more

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