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AB-2657 Wildlife habitat areas: use of anticoagulants.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 21, 2014


 Section 12978.7 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (d), the use of any pesticide that contains one or more of the following anticoagulants is prohibited in a wildlife habitat area:
(1) Brodifacoum.
(2) Bromadiolone.
(3) Difenacoum.
(4) Difethialone.
(b) As used in subdivision (a), a “wildlife habitat area” means any state park, state wildlife refuge, or state conservancy.
(c) State agencies are directed to encourage federal agencies to comply with subdivision (a).
(d) This section does not apply to the use of pesticides for agricultural activities, as defined in Section 564.
(e) This section does not preempt or supersede any federal statute or the authority of any federal agency.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution for certain costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district because, in that regard, this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.