Senate File 52 - Introduced SENATE FILE 52 BY JOCHUM A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting the sale or use of pesticides containing a 1 compound belonging to the neonicotinoid class of chemicals, 2 making penalties applicable, and including effective date 3 provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1034XS (2) 89 da/ns
S.F. 52 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 206.32A Neonicotinoid class of 1 chemicals —— prohibition. 2 1. A person shall not offer for sale, sell, purchase, apply, 3 or use a pesticide containing a compound belonging to the 4 neonicotinoid class of chemicals. 5 2. a. A compound belonging to the neonicotinoid class of 6 chemicals shall at least include any of the following: 7 (1) Acetamiprid. 8 (2) Clothianidin. 9 (3) Dinotefuran. 10 (4) Imidacloprid. 11 (5) Nitenpyram. 12 (6) Nithiazine. 13 (7) Thiacloprid. 14 (8) Thiamethoxam. 15 b. The department may adopt by rule other compounds 16 belonging to the neonicotinoid class of chemicals. 17 3. The department, in conjunction with the department of 18 natural resources, shall do all of the following: 19 a. Identify existing stocks of pesticides containing a 20 compound belonging to the neonicotinoid class of chemicals. 21 b. Prepare recommendations for the safe disposal of existing 22 stocks of pesticides containing a compound belonging to the 23 neonicotinoid class of chemicals. Each department shall 24 publish those recommendations on their respective internet 25 sites. 26 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect January 1, 27 2022. 28 EXPLANATION 29 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 30 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 31 GENERAL. This bill amends Code chapter 206, which 32 provides for the regulation of pesticides by the department of 33 agriculture and land stewardship (DALS), including provisions 34 that prohibit certain chemicals such as chlordane (Code section 35 -1- LSB 1034XS (2) 89 da/ns 1/ 2
S.F. 52 206.32) and daminozide (Code section 206.33). 1 PROHIBITION. The bill prohibits a person from offering 2 for sale, selling, purchasing, applying, or using a pesticide 3 that includes a compound belonging to the neonicotinoid class 4 of chemicals (new Code section 206.32A). A neonicotinoid is 5 derived from nicotine, acts as a neurotoxin, and is used as 6 an insecticide when managing plant production through a wide 7 variety of methods including by spraying crops and treating 8 crop seeds. It is also used in nursery and garden care 9 products, as part of animal husbandry practices (including 10 livestock and pet care), and in aquaculture. DALS, in 11 cooperation with the department of natural resources, is 12 required to identify existing stocks of such pesticides and 13 assist owners to provide for the pesticide’s safe disposal. 14 PENALTY. A person who violates a provision of Code 15 chapter 206 is guilty of a serious misdemeanor (Code section 16 206.22(2)). A serious misdemeanor is punishable by confinement 17 for no more than one year and a fine of at least $430 but not 18 more than $2,560. 19 EFFECTIVE DATE. The bill takes effect January 1, 2022. 20 -2- LSB 1034XS (2) 89 da/ns 2/ 2