This an a update on what is going on at our HI Legislature session this year. There are a lot of bills that have to do with pesticides and a couple of them deserve watching.
- HB 1756 HD1 has to do with the state banning the use and sale of any products with chlorpyrifos in it. This type of bill has been around for a few years. Not sure what will happen this session.
Here is the published submitted testimony from Scott E. Enright Chairperson, Board Of Agriculture for the April 2nd hearing:
Please CLICK HERE to view the testimony.
- HB 2722 HD1 is about restricting the use of neonicotinoid and glyphosate products. This one could pass but it did get re-referred back to EEP/AGR committee.
If you read the bill it says use on state/public property and will need a restricted use license.
Please CLICK HERE to view the bill.
- HB2721 HD1 is posting public notice before spraying, it also was re-referred back to committee.
Please CLICK HERE to view the committee report.
Please take a look at these bills and any others on the legislation website https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ and type in pesticides at the keyword line.
If you have any concerns, we are forming a response to these bills, please send them to Mike Atwood at [email protected].
Russell Dooge, CGCS