HB 20-1180

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 29, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Protect Pollinators Through Pesticide Regulation

Abstract

To protect bee and other pollinator populations throughout the state, the bill requires the commissioner of agriculture (commissioner), on or before March 1, 2021, to adopt rules to regulate the use of neonicotinoid pesticides and sulfoximine pesticides by classifying specific neonicotinoid pesticides and sulfoximine pesticides as restricted-use pesticides. The commissioner's rules must exempt from the restricted use of the pesticides their use as indoor pest control, personal care, and pet care products; however, the commissioner, thereafter, may amend the rules to disallow their use as indoor pest control, personal care, or pet care products if the commissioner determines that another commercially available product that is not a neonicotinoid pesticide or a sulfoximine pesticide is as or more effective than a neonicotinoid pesticide or a sulfoximine pesticide when used in accordance with the product's label directions for the same indoor pest control, personal care, or pet care use or uses. The commissioner's rules regarding the restricted use of neonicotinoid pesticides and sulfoximine pesticides must not apply to commercial applicators, limited commercial applicators, public applicators, qualified supervisors, certified operators, and private applicators. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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May 28, 2020

House

House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

Finance

Mar 09, 2020

House

House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance

Mar 05, 2020

House

House Committee on Energy & Environment Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Jan 29, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment

  • Introduction
Energy & Environment

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (01/29/2020) PDF
PA1 (03/10/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/04/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/10/2020) PDF

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