Prohibits the application of pesticides to certain local freshwater wetlands for local governments that have implemented a freshwater wetlands protection law; provides that any local law or ordinance adopted pursuant to this section shall take effect on the first day of January after it shall have been adopted.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
March 24, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. BURDICK -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the application of pesticides to certain local freshwater
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
2 new section 24-0513 to read as follows:
3 § 24-0513. Local freshwater wetlands pesticide prohibition.
4 A local government that has implemented a freshwater wetlands
5 protection law or ordinance in accordance with section 24-0501 of this
6 title may adopt a local law or ordinance to prohibit the application of
7 pesticides to wetlands it regulates; provided, however, that any such
8 law or ordinance shall not prohibit pesticide applications for the
9 control of invasive species identified pursuant to title 17 of article 9
10 of this chapter, pests of significant public health importance, noxious
11 weeds designated by the department as injurious to ecosystem health, or
12 for the protection of critical native plant species. Any local law or
13 ordinance adopted pursuant to this section shall take effect on the
14 first day of January after it shall have been adopted.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
16 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.