Agenda Item 1
Josh Hamlin, Legislative
Continuation of Public Hearing:
Bill 52-14, Pesticides - Notice Requirements
Non-Essential Pesticides - Prohibitions
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 public hearing on the Bill began on January 15, and
38 people testified on that date. 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;
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.
Council Vice President Leventhal has explained the purpose of this Bill in his October 22,
2014 memorandum to Councilmembers (See ©14-17).
The Regulatory Framework
The regulation of pesticides is the shared responsibility of federal, state, and local
This shared approach, known as "environmental federalism," is consistently