|SAME AS||SAME AS S01045|
|COSPNSR||Magee, Woerner, Stirpe, Crouch, McDonald, Buchwald, Thiele, Byrne, Brabenec|
|Amd §§33-0905 & 33-0911, rpld §33-0905 sub 3 ¶f, En Con L|
|Makes fees for certification of pesticide applicators of subcategory 3A-ornamentals, shade trees and turf or only subcategory 3B-turf the same as the fees for all other applicators.|
|01/12/2017||referred to environmental conservation|
|01/03/2018||referred to environmental conservation|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A1630 SPONSOR: Skoufis
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to fees for certification of pesticide applicators; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the environmental conservation to bring parity within the fee structure for businesses obtaining a permit for commercial pesticide application.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraph d of subdivision 3 of section 33-0905 of the environmental conservation law, to remove the reference of paragraph f Section 2 repeals paragraph f of subdivision 3 of section 33-0905 of the environmental conservation law Section 3 removes paragraph b, which singles out subcategories 3a and 3b, to provide consistency with licensing fees across all categories for certifying for a commercial pesticide Section 4 provides that this act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to certifications issued on or after such date.   JUSTIFICATION: New York State currently maintains 27 categories of commercial pesticide applicators, where every professional pesticide applicator must become and remain certified within at least one of. All of the categories, except 3A and 3B, provide for a 3 year certification for a total price of $450 ($150 per year). Category 3A and 3B are singled out to a manda- tory fee of $200 per year for certification, with their certificate term only lasting 1 year. (A 30% markup per year on 3A and 3B applicator certificates) This legislation will provide parity within the certified commercial applicator fees, creating a 3 year certificate for $450 for category 3a and 3b commercial pesticide applicators. By not allowing the 3A and 3B commercial pesticide applicators to be certified in 3 year increments, we are adding even more reporting requirements, paper work, and employee time to conform with these over burdensome states rules. This inequality is not business friendly, especially for our small businesses that make up a major portion of this field.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately and shall apply certifications issued on or after such date.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1630 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 12, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SKOUFIS, MAGEE, WOERNER, STIRPE, SALADINO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to fees for certification of pesticide applicators; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 3 of section 33-0905 of the 2 environmental conservation law, as amended by section 1 of part U of 3 chapter 59 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows: 4 d. Except as provided in [ paragraphs] paragraph e [ and f] of this 5 subdivision, pesticide applicator certifications shall be valid for 6 three years after which every applicator shall recertify according to 7 the requirements then in effect. Certification identification cards 8 shall be valid for three years. 9 § 2. Paragraph f of subdivision 3 of section 33-0905 of the environ- 10 mental conservation law is REPEALED. 11 § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 33-0911 of the environmental conserva- 12 tion law, as amended by section 3 of part YY of chapter 59 of the laws 13 of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 14 2. [ a. Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, fees] 15 Fees for pesticide applicator certification shall be four hundred fifty 16 dollars for commercial pesticide applicator certification in one indi- 17 vidual category, one hundred fifty dollars for each additional category 18 and one hundred fifty dollars for each additional sub-category chosen. 19 For private applicators a fee of twenty-five dollars for the initial 20 certified private applicator and five dollars for subsequent applicators 21 on the same farm or business shall be charged at the time of initial 22 certification, renewal of certification or recertification. EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04275-01-7A. 1630 2 1 [ b. Fees for pesticide applicator certification for a commercial2 pesticide applicator with only subcategory 3A-ornamentals, shade trees3 and turf or only subcategory 3B-turf shall be two hundred dollars.] 4 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to certif- 5 ications issued on or after such date.