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SB-1361 Pesticides: schoolsites.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1361


Introduced by Senator Glazer

February 21, 2020


An act to amend Section 17611 of the Education Code, relating to pesticides.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1361, as introduced, Glazer. Pesticides: schoolsites.
The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires that the preferred method of managing pests at schoolsites, as defined, is to use effective, least toxic pest management practices. Existing law requires each schoolsite to maintain records of all pesticide use at the schoolsite for a period of 4 years and to make this information available to the public, as provided. Existing law requires a schoolsite that chooses to use a pesticide not listed as exempt from these provisions to submit to the Director of Pesticide Regulation a copy of the records of all pesticide use at the schoolsite for the calendar year, as provided, that includes specified information.
This bill would require those records to additionally include licensure or certification information for the individual who applied the pesticide, including, but not limited to, the name of the licensing board or agency that issued the license or certification, but not including that individual’s name or the name of their employer, if any.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 17611 of the Education Code is amended to read:

17611.
 (a) Each schoolsite shall maintain records of all pesticide use at the schoolsite for a period of four years, and shall make this information available to the public, upon request, pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code). A schoolsite may meet the requirements of this section by retaining a copy of the warning sign posted for each application required pursuant to Section 17612, and recording on that copy the amount of the pesticide used.
(b) (1) If a schoolsite chooses to use a pesticide not included within Section 17610.5, at the end of each calendar year, or more often at the discretion of a school designee, the school designee shall submit to the Director of Pesticide Regulation a copy of the records of all pesticide use at the schoolsite for the calendar year. The records submitted to the Director of Pesticide Regulation shall be submitted using a form prepared by the Department of Pesticide Regulation similar to that prepared pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 13186 of the Food and Agricultural Code, and shall include all of the following:
(A) The name of a school designee for the schoolsite.
(B) The name and address of the schoolsite, or the department code or licensed child day care daycare facility number indicating if the site is an elementary or secondary school facility, or a child day care daycare facility.
(C) The product name, manufacturer’s name, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s product registration number, and the amount used, including the unit of measurement.
(D) The date, time, and location of application.
(E) Licensure or certification information for the individual who applied the pesticide, including, but not limited to, the name of the licensing board or agency that issued the license or certification. This information shall not include the name of the individual or the name of the individual’s employer, if any.
(2) The report submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall not include pesticide use reported pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 13186 of the Food and Agricultural Code.