Agenda Item 5B
October 6, 2015
Josh Hamlin, Legislative Attom/;,f
Bill 52-14, Pesticides -
Pesticides - Prohibitions
Notice Requirements -
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee recommendation (2-1,
Councilmember Bucker opposed):
Enact Bill 52-14 with amendments
Bill 52-14, Pesticides - Notice Requirements - Non-Essential Pesticides - Prohibitions,
sponsored by then Council Vice President Leventhal and Councilmembers Elrich, Riemer, Floreen,
and Navarro was introduced on October 28. Public hearing on the Bill began on January 15, and
was continued on February 12. The Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment
(T&E) Committee has held worksessions on March 16, March 30, June 15 and September 17.
As introduced, Bill 52-14 would:
require posting of notice for certain lawn applications of pesticide;
prohibit the use of certain pesticides on lawns;
prohibit the use of certain pesticides on certain County-owned property;
require the County to adopt an integrated pest management program for certain
County-owned property; and
generally amend County law regarding pesticides.
As introduced, Bill 52-14 included provisions related to the application of pesticides on
County-owned and private property, and requires the County to adopt an Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) plan. IPM is a method of pest control which minimizes the use of chemical
pesticides by focusing on pest identification, monitoring and assessing pest numbers and damage,
and using a combination of biological, cultural, physical/mechanical and, when necessary,
chemical management tools.
Council President Leventhal explained the purpose of this Bill
his October 22, 2014 memorandum to Councilmembers (See ©14-17).
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For additional background on this Committee's recent consideration of pesticides and pesticide use in Montgomery
County, see the packet for the September 9, 2013 discussion at: