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Title Local Government Pesticide No Preemption
Status Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely (05/27/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Local Government
House Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
M. Duran (D)
Senate Sponsors S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 03/02/2020
Description

Current state law prohibits local governments from substantively
regulating the use and application of pesticides. The bill authorizes local
governments to regulate pesticide use and application. In connection with
this authorization, the bill:
  • Declares pesticide regulation a matter of both statewide and

local concern;
  • Repeals provisions that prohibit local regulation of
pesticide use and application and explicitly authorizes a
county to enact this type of regulation;
  • Permits local governments to regulate pesticide use and
application except in connection with the cultivation of
marijuana and the production of agricultural products;
  • Clarifies that a local government must meet the
requirements of state and federal law; and
  • Gives state courts exclusive jurisdiction to review local
pesticide laws.

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