THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1037

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF PESTICIDES.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 149A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding three new sections to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"149A-    Establishment; program. The department shall establish and administer a program relating to disclosure of pesticide use by any person or entity. The department shall develop a standardized reporting form.

149A-    Mandatory disclosure requirements. (a) Beginning July 1, 2016, all persons or entities that cultivate crops in any calendar year shall disclose the use of all pesticides in accordance with this section.

(b) For each month of the reporting year, the person or entity shall report to the department the use of all pesticides used in the preceding month. For each use, the report shall include:

(1) The pesticide's trade name, federal and state registration or permit number, commercial product name, active and inert ingredients, and gallons or pounds used;

(2) The method, date, and total quantity of each application;

(3) The geographic location of each application, by address and tax map key number; and

(4) The total acreage and the area size where the pesticide was used.

149A-    Public disclosure requirements. Beginning October 1, 2016, the department shall post online on the department's website a summary of each monthly report received under this part and, for each month, the failure of any person or entity to comply with this part."

SECTION 2. Section 149A-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new definition to be appropriately inserted and to read as follows:

""Crops" means commodities produced from the earth that are planted, raised, and gathered within the course of a single season."

SECTION 3. Section 149A-13.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:

"(e) All unobligated, unencumbered, or unexpended funds remaining in the fund in excess of [$250,000] $500,000 at the close of each fiscal year shall lapse to the state general fund."

SECTION 4. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the Act that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.

SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Pesticides; Disclosure

 

Description:

Requires the department of agriculture to establish a mandatory disclosure program for pesticide use by all persons or entities under certain circumstances. Increases the pesticide use revolving fund balance ceiling to $500,000. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

 

 

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