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  • NJ A3398
  • Requires pesticide applicator to notify beekeeper when applying pesticide within three miles of registered honey or native beehive or beeyard.
Introduced
(3/3/2016)
In Committee
(3/3/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would direct the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to adopt regulations: (1) permitting beekeepers to register their honey or native beehives or beeyards with the DEP; and (2) requiring pesticide applicators to notify a registered beekeeper before applying a pesticide product that may be toxic to native bees within three miles of a registered honey or native beehive or beeyard. The bill would direct the department to adopt specific requirements for the registration and notification processes, and authorize the department to make exceptions to the notification requirement. Under existing regulations, N.J.A.C.7:30-9.11, apiarists may register their apiaries with the DEP, and pesticide applicators are required to notify apiarists prior to applying pesticide products that may be toxic to bees within three miles of a registered apiary. However, the term "apiary" is generally understood only to refer to honey bees. It is the intent of this legislation to codify and expand the existing registration and notification regulations to native beehives and beeyards.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee  (on 3/3/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
3/3/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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