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HF 4661

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/11/2020 09:18am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to environment policy; authorizing cities to adopt certain pesticide control
ordinances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 18B.09, subdivision 2, by
adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 18B.09, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authority.

Statutory and home rule charter cities may enact an ordinancenew text begin,
including their own licensing, penalty, and enforcement provisions,
new text end containingnew text begin one or both
of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end the pesticide application warning information contained in subdivision 3deleted text begin, including
their own licensing, penalty, and enforcement provisions
deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the pesticide prohibition contained in subdivision 4new text end.

Statutory and home rule charter cities may not enact an ordinance deleted text beginthat containsdeleted text end more
restrictive deleted text beginpesticide application warning informationdeleted text end than deleted text beginis containeddeleted text endnew text begin that which is provided new text end
in deleted text beginsubdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionsnew text end 3new text begin and 4new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 18B.09, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Application of certain pesticides prohibited. new text end

new text begin (a) A person may not apply or
use a pollinator-lethal pesticide within the geographic boundaries of a city.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "pollinator-lethal pesticide" means a pesticide that
has a pollinator protection box on the label or labeling, or a pollinator, bee, or honey bee
precautionary statement in the environmental hazards section of the label or labeling.
new text end

new text begin (c) This subdivision does not apply to:
new text end

new text begin (1) pet care products used to mitigate fleas, mites, ticks, heartworms, or other animals
that are harmful to the health of a domesticated animal;
new text end

new text begin (2) personal care products used to mitigate lice and bedbugs; and
new text end

new text begin (3) indoor pest control products used to mitigate insects indoors, including ant bait.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner must maintain a list of pollinator-lethal pesticides on the
department's website.
new text end