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AB-1126 Pesticides: carbon monoxide.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1126


Introduced by Committee on Agriculture

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 6025.4 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to pesticides.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1126, as introduced, Committee on Agriculture. Pesticides: carbon monoxide.
Existing law authorizes the use of carbon monoxide for the control of burrowing rodent pests subject to specified conditions, including that the carbon monoxide delivery device is permanently affixed with a special warning label. Existing law repeals those provisions on January 1, 2018.
This bill would delete the repeal date for these provisions, thereby extending the operation of these provisions indefinitely.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 6025.4 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

6025.4.
 (a)Notwithstanding Section 597u of the Penal Code, carbon monoxide may be used for the control of burrowing rodent pests, provided the following conditions are met:

(1)

(a) The carbon monoxide delivery device shall be permanently affixed with a warning label in plain view of the operator that includes, at a minimum, the following information:

DANGER: Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is odorless and colorless. Exposure to carbon monoxide can kill within minutes. Never use in structures inhabited by humans or livestock. The device must be used in accordance with all existing laws and regulations including Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 2050) of Division 3 of, known as the California Endangered Species Act, and Sections 4002 and 4003 of, the Fish and Game Code.

(2)

(b) The use of carbon monoxide is subject to the requirements of Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 2050) of Division 3 of, known as the California Endangered Species Act, and Sections 4002 and 4003 of, the Fish and Game Code, and the requirements of Division 6 (commencing with Section 11401) and Division 7 (commencing with Section 12500).

(b)This section shall become inoperative on January 1, 2018, and, as of January 1, 2018, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.