Part I. General Provisions


149A-1 Short title

149A-2 Definitions

149A-3 Delegation of duties

149A-4 Effect of chapter on department of health


Part II. Pesticide Licensing and Sale

149A-11 Prohibited acts

149A-12 Exemptions

149A-13 Procedure for licensing pesticides

149A-13.5 Pesticide use revolving fund; pesticide training

workshops; training fee

149A-14 Refusal, cancellation, or suspension of the license

149A-15 Labeling requirements

149A-15.5 Pesticide information signs

149A-16 Coloration of certain pesticides

149A-17 Sales, permit, and record

149A-18 Denial, suspension, or revocation of permit

149A-19 Determination; rules; uniformity

149A-20 Seizures; "stop-sale" and "removal from sale" orders

149A-21 Enforcement

149A-22 Authority

149A-23 Cooperation


Part IIA. Pesticide Reporting and Regulation Program

149A-25 Definitions

149A-26 Post-application reporting of pesticide use

149A-27 Public reports; contents

149A-28 Buffer zones

149A-29 Rules


Part III. Pesticide Use

149A-31 Prohibited acts

149A-31.2 Pesticide use; posting online

149A-32 Repealed

149A-32.5 Cancellation or suspension of pesticide uses

149A-33 Rules

149A-34 Denial, suspension, or revocation of certificate

149A-35 Cooperation

149A-36 Authority to inspect

149A-37 Exemptions

149A-38 Repealed


Part IV. Violations, Warning Notice, and Penalties

149A-41 Violations, warning notice, and penalties


Part V. Advisory Committee

149A-51 Advisory committee


Part VI. Miscellaneous Provisions

149A-52 Severability

149A-53 Applicability of chapter 91




Pesticide subsidy program for coffee growers; report to 2021 legislature (repealed June 30, 2021). L 2014, c 105, 3; L 2015, c 152, 1; L 2017, c 65, 3.


Cross References


Rules for pesticide information signs, see 149A-15.5.


Case Notes


Read in the context of the larger statutory scheme of the Hawaii pesticides law, which clearly demonstrated legislative intent to create a uniform system of pesticide regulation administered by the state department of agriculture, the court interpreted this section as authorizing counties to assist in enforcing pesticide regulations established by the State, and not an authorization for counties to issue supplemental regulations on pesticides. 842 F.3d 669 (2016).

Where county passed an ordinance regarding pesticide use, court found that the State's statutory scheme for pesticides was comprehensive. Specifically, as with the county ordinance, the State's statutory scheme addressed permissible areas of pesticide application and warnings regarding the application of restricted use pesticides. Generally, the Hawaii pesticides law and its implementing rules addressed the entire life cycle of pesticides, including research/experimentation, transportation, storage, sale, use, and disposal. 842 F.3d 669 (2016).


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