LD 708 (subjects: PESTICIDES , APPLICATION PROCESS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=708&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford: (D – District 11) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig of Cape Elizabeth: (D – District 30) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Heidi Brooks of Lewiston: (D – District 61) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Craig Hickman of Winthrop: (D – District 81) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Michael Devin of Newcastle: (D – District 90) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Joan Welsh of Rockport: (D – District 94) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Brian Hubbell of Bar Harbor: (D – District 135) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky of Cumberland: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Rebecca Millett of Cumberland: (D – District 29) — e-mail | Facebook
|3/5/2015||House||Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/10/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Edgecomb of Aroostook, REFERRED to the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in concurrence.|
|4/16/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Limit the Use of Pesticides on School Grounds
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA 6306 is enacted to read:
6306. Use of pesticides in schools and on school grounds
Sec. 2. Adoption of rules minimizing or avoiding pesticides use on school grounds. No later than January 1, 2016, the Commissioner of Education shall adopt rules to implement landscaping design that minimizes or avoids the necessity of the use of pesticides on school grounds for new construction of school facilities.
This bill restricts the use of pesticides on school grounds. It allows their use only in situations that pose a health threat to a student or staff member, in response to the presence of animals or insects identified as a public health nuisance or on agricultural fields in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. It requires the Commissioner of Education to adopt rules to implement landscaping design that minimizes or avoids the necessity of the use of pesticides on school grounds for new construction of school facilities.
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This information about LD 708 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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