Senate File 66 - Introduced SENATE FILE 66 BY JOCHUM A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting the offer for sale, sale, purchase, 1 use, or application of the chemical compound dicamba, 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 1378XS (2) 89 da/ns
S.F. 66 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 206.33A Dicamba — prohibition. 1 1. A person shall not offer for sale, sell, purchase, apply, 2 or use the chemical compound dicamba, including any form of 3 dicamba which is an ingredient in a pesticide. 4 2. The department, working in conjunction with the 5 department of natural resources, shall identify existing stocks 6 of dicamba, shall formulate recommendations for the safe 7 disposal of existing stocks of dicamba, and shall make those 8 recommendations available to the owners of existing stocks of 9 dicamba. 10 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect January 1, 11 2022. 12 EXPLANATION 13 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 14 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 15 GENERAL. This bill amends Code chapter 206, which 16 provides for the regulation of pesticides by the department of 17 agriculture and land stewardship (DALS), including provisions 18 that prohibit certain chemicals such as chlordane (Code section 19 206.32) and daminozide (Code section 206.33) which are utilized 20 as pesticides. 21 PROHIBITION. The bill prohibits a person from offering 22 for sale, selling, purchasing, applying, or using the 23 chemical compound dicamba which is the active ingredient in a 24 number of herbicides used to manage post-emergence broadleaf 25 weeds (annuals and perennials) when applied to a number of 26 agricultural and nonagricultural sites. DALS is required to 27 cooperate with the department of natural resources to identify 28 existing stocks of dicamba and recommend methods to safely 29 dispose of the chemical compound. 30 PENALTY. A person who violates a provision of Code 31 chapter 206 is guilty of a serious misdemeanor (Code section 32 206.22(2)). A serious misdemeanor is punishable by confinement 33 for no more than one year and a fine of at least $430 but not 34 more than $2,560. 35 -1- LSB 1378XS (2) 89 da/ns 1/ 2
S.F. 66 EFFECTIVE DATE. The bill takes effect January 1, 2022. 1 -2- LSB 1378XS (2) 89 da/ns 2/ 2