Agenda Item 1
Josh Hamlin, Legislative
Notice Requirements - Non-Essential
Bill 52-14, Pesticides
Bill 52-14, Pesticides Notice Requirements - Non-Essential Pesticides Prohibitions,
sponsored by then Council Vice President Leventhal and Councilmembers EIrich, Riemer, Floreen,
and Navarro was introduced on October 28. A second public hearing is tentatively scheduled for
February 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. A Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment
Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled March 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
Bill 52-14 would:
require posting of notice for certain lawn applications ofpesticide;
(2) prohibit the use of certain pesticides on lawns;
prohibit the use of certain pesticides on certain County-owned property;
(4) require the County to adopt an integrated pest management program for certain
County-owned property; and
(5) generally amend County law regarding pesticides.
Council Vice President Leventhal has explained the purpose of this Bill in his October 22,
Councilmembers (See © 14-17).
The Regulatory Framework
The regulation of pesticides is the shared responsibility of federal, state, and local
governments. This shared approach, known as "environmental federalism," is consistently