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  • NJ A3400
  • Requires training for pesticide applicators and operators concerning pollinating bees.
Introduced
(3/3/2016)
In Committee
(12/4/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to establish a basic training course for pesticide applicators and operators concerning the use of pesticides with respect to pollinating bees. Pollinating bees cause plants to make fruits or seeds by transferring pollen from a plant anther to a plant stigma, resulting in fertilization. Pollinating bees are important to New Jersey's working farms producing blueberries, cranberries, tomatoes, and peppers. Pollinating bees are vital to the health of diverse ecosystems, because the fruits and seeds derived from bee pollination are a major part of the diet of all birds and mammals, including over 30 percent of the foods and beverages that we consume. The benefits that pollinating bees provide to New Jersey have been documented through extensive research at Rutgers, the State University, and other institutions of higher learning. This bill would make certain that commercial pesticide applicators are trained to avoid, reduce, or eliminate the impact pesticides have on pollinating bee populations in New Jersey.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading  (on 12/4/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
12/4/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
12/4/2017 Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Hearing (19:00 12/4/2017 The committee will hear testimony from invited guests concerning)
3/3/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/4/2017 Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 0