Bill S2887A-2011

Permits commercial applicators of pesticides to apply pesticides in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling

Permits commercial applicators of pesticides to apply pesticides in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling.

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Actions

  • Mar 19, 2012: referred to environmental conservation
  • Mar 19, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 19, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 12, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 7, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 6, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.295
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 21, 2011: referred to environmental conservation
  • Jun 21, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 21, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 6, 2011: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2887A
  • May 2, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 13, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 12, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.342
  • Feb 3, 2011: REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Environmental Conservation - Mar 6, 2012
Ayes (13): Grisanti, Johnson, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, O'Mara, Young, Avella, Espaillat, Perkins, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins
Excused (1): Oppenheimer

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2887A

PURPOSE: This bill seeks to allow for commercial pesticide applicators in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 33-0725 of the Environmental Conservation Law that allows for less than label use of agricultural pesticides is amended to add commercial applicators.

Section 2 - immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, pesticides registered for use in New York State may be used for agricultural purposes in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling, but commercial pesticide applicators may not. By allowing commercial applicators to apply less than label rates, the total amount of pesticides being applied in New York State will be decreased, providing economic and environmental benefits to the people of the state.

Improvements in application technology have resulted in advances to efficacy, deposition, drift reduction and improved targeting of pesticides. The use of air induction nozzles, pre-orifice flat fan nozzles, controlled droplet applicators, shield or hooded sprayers, and chemical injection applicators all lead to more effective action from pesticides. These tools provide the professional applicator with the means to reduce application rates in certain situations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008: S.7843 2009: S.1113

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2887--A Cal. No. 342 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 3, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the use of pesticides by commercial applicators THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 33-0725 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 648 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: S 33-0725. Approved agricultural AND COMMERCIAL uses. A pesticide shall be used in accordance with its labeling. Unless the labeling specifically prohibits such use, a pesticide registered for use in New York state may be used for agricultural purposes [only] OR BY COMMERCIAL APPLICATORS in a dosage, concentration or frequency less than that specified on the labeling. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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