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HB 5401 — Pesticide Registration

by Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and Rep. Clemons

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

The bill eliminates the supplemental biennial registration fee for each registered brand of pesticide that contains an active ingredient for which the United States Environmental Protection Agency has established a food tolerance limit. The fee was created to defray the expense of the chemical residue laboratory within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 General Appropriations Act provided $1,801,131 in recurring funds from the General Revenue Fund to support the chemical residue laboratory.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 109-3