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Native Pollinating Insects Protection Study

Concerning a study regarding the protection of native pollinating insects in the state, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2022 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The bill requires the executive director of the department of natural resources or the executive director's designee (executive director) to conduct a study as soon as practicable regarding the challenges associated with native pollinating insect decline populations , their associated ecosystems, and their health and resilience in the state. Based on the results of the study, the executive director is required to make recommendations:

  • For the protection of native pollinating insects; and
  • On best practices for state agencies in implementing policies and practices regarding native pollinating insects; and
  • On how to develop education and outreach programming.

On or before January 1, 2024, the executive director shall submit to the general assembly and the governor a report summarizing the study and the executive director's recommendations based on the study.

The bill appropriates $179,642 in state fiscal year 2022-23 from the general fund to the department of natural resources for implementation of the study.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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