The act requires that, on or before January 1, 2024, the commissioner of agriculture adopt rules requiring neonicotinoid pesticides to be designated as limited-use pesticides and authorizing only licensed dealers to sell them. Products containing neonicotinoid active ingredients used in academic research are exempted from the limited-use pesticide designation, as are the following products that contain neonicotinoid active ingredients and for which the product label includes an intended use as:
- A pet care product;
- A veterinary product;
- An indoor pest control product;
- A personal care product used for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating lice;
- A product used in structural insulation;
- A preserved wood product or product used in the manufacturing of wood preservatives;
- A bait product; or
- An insect strip.
APPROVED by Governor May 17, 2023
EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023
NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)