Provides for definition of integrated pest management.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing the definition of integrated pest management
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA: This bill defines integrated pest management to provide a basis of understanding and common understanding of the practice and intention.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds new subdivision 27-a to section 33-0101 of the Environmental Conservation Law to define integrated pest management as a "systematic approach to managing pests that utilizes a diversity of management options to minimize health, environmental and economic risks and impacts.
These options may include biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools to prevent pest infestations or reduce them to acceptable levels.
JUSTIFICATION: Although integrated pest management (IPM) is often touted as a means of reducing pesticide usage, New York State lacks a clear definition of what this actually means. This legislation would define IPM thus providing a clear and unified starting point for future development and regulation. This definition was created in consultation with Cornell University's NYS IPM Program and representatives of other industry sectors.
The biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools provided for in the definition are a starting point which infer a level of understanding regarding the various options available to manage pest infestations.
This level of knowledge or understanding may require an educational element to be obtained by individuals or organizations that employ an IPM system.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011,2012: S.2775/A.7129 Passed Senate 2009,2010: S.4949-A/A.4147-A Passed Senate 2007,2008: A.1096 Referred to Environmental Conservation 2005,2006: A.1565 Referred to Environmental Conservation 2003,2004: A.5928 Referred to Environmental Conservation 2001,2002: A.462-A Passed Assembly 1999,2000: A.945-A Referred to Environmental Conservation 1997,1998: A.4505-B Passed Assembly 1995,1996: A.2072-A Passed Assembly
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: State agencies, public authorities, and public benefit corporations will realize a cost savings as a result of a reduction in pesticide use.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2203 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 14, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ- mental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to providing the definition of integrated pest management THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 33-0101 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 27-a to read as follows: 27-A. "INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT" MEANS A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO MANAGING PESTS THAT UTILIZES A DIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO MINI- MIZE HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC RISKS AND IMPACTS. THESE OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE BIOLOGICAL, CULTURAL, PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL TOOLS TO PREVENT PEST INFESTATIONS OR REDUCE THEM TO ACCEPTABLE LEVELS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02683-01-3