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Bill Detail: SB23-192

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Title Sunset Pesticide Applicators' Act
Status Governor Signed (06/05/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
C. Kipp (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (D)
D. Roberts (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 03/16/2023

Sunset Process - Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources
Committee. The bill implements some of the recommendations of the
department of regulatory agencies, as contained in the department's sunset
review of the Pesticide Applicators' Act (act), as follows:
  • Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the act for 11 years,
until September 1, 2034;
  • Section 3 updates the statutory definition of use to align
with the federal definition adopted by the federal
environmental protection agency;
  • Section 4 increases the maximum civil penalty for a
violation of the act from $1,000 to $2,500 for the first
violation, which results in the possibility of a maximum
civil penalty of $5,000 for a second violation;
  • Section 5 requires that money collected for civil penalties
imposed under the act be transferred to the general fund;
  • Section 6 requires the commissioner of agriculture
(commissioner) to publish and periodically update
information on the department of agriculture's website
about pesticide applicators' licensing and registration;
  • Section 7 requires the commissioner to establish an online
complaint process;
  • Section 8 limits the number of terms that members of the
advisory committee may serve to 2 terms, but allows a
member representing the Colorado state university
agricultural experiment station or extension service (CSU)
or the Colorado department of public health and
environment (CDPHE) to serve on the advisory committee
for unlimited terms during the duration of the member's
employment with CSU or CDPHE; and
  • Sections 9 to 11 place language in statutes governing local
governments that mirrors the language in the act requiring
a local government that adopts an ordinance or resolution
about pesticides to submit information to the commissioner
about the ordinance or resolution.

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