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AB-2373 Structural pest control: second generation anticoagulant rodenticides.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/18/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2373


Introduced by Assembly Member Blanca Rubio

February 18, 2020


An act to add Section 8505.18 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2373, as introduced, Blanca Rubio. Structural pest control: second generation anticoagulant rodenticides.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of structural pest control by the Structural Pest Control Board in the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law designates each county agricultural commissioner as the lead agency for inspections and routine investigations of structural pest control operators and registered companies. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor.
This bill would require a licensee, beginning July 1, 2021, to complete a training course of at least one hour on the ecological impact of second generation anti coagulant rodenticides, as defined, on wildlife with respect to primary and secondary poisoning. The bill would require the training course to be developed by the board or a provider approved by the board, and to meet and apply to the continuing education requirements for licensees established by the board.
By imposing additional duties on county agricultural commissioners, and by expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8505.18 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

8505.18.
 (a) (1) Beginning July 1, 2021, a licensee shall complete a training course of at least one hour on the ecological impact of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides on wildlife with respect to primary and secondary poisoning.
(2) The training course shall be developed by the board or a provider approved by the board, and shall meet, and may be applied to, the continuing education requirements for licensees established by the board.
(b) For purposes of this section, “second generation anticoagulant rodenticide” or “SGAR” means a product that contains brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, or difethialone.

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.