STATE OF NEW YORK
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
August 30, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. CLARK, ENGLEBRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
A. GLICK, HOOPER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Envi-
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the use of the neonicotinoids class of chemicals for use
in seed dressing, treatment or coating
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 37-0115 to read as follows:
3 § 37-0115. Prohibition of use of the neonicotinoids class of chemicals
4 for use in seed dressing, treatment or coating.
5 It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute, sell, offer for
6 sale or use the class of chemicals neonicotinoids, including imidaclo-
7 prid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, for use in seed dressing, treatment
8 or coating within this state.
9 § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2015; provided, however,
10 that effective immediately, the addition and/or repeal of any rule or
11 regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective
12 date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
13 such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.