Prohibits the purchase of glyphosate by any state department, agency, public benefit corporation or any pesticide applicator employed thereby as a contractor or subcontractor and the application of glyphosate on property owned, operated or leased by the state.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
August 25, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
prohibiting the purchase and use of glyphosate by certain entities
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 12 of section 33-1301 of the environmental
2 conservation law, as amended by chapter 19 of the laws of 2021, is
3 amended to read as follows:
4 12. For any state department, agency, public benefit corporation or
5 any pesticide applicator employed thereby as a contractor or subcontrac-
6 tor to purchase any product containing glyphosate or apply glyphosate on
7 [state] property[, provided that the application of glyphosate on state
8 property is permitted only for (a) direct application in circumstances
9 when there is no actual or significant threat of direct human exposure
10 and no effective and practicable alternative, and (b) for the following
11 uses, pursuant to regulations promulgated by the department:
12 (i) to maintain critical infrastructure;
13 (ii) to manage roadside vegetation to ensure public safety;
14 (iii) habitat management for the control of invasive species identi-
15 fied pursuant to title seventeen of article nine of this chapter, pests
16 of significant public health importance, noxious weeds designated by the
17 department as injurious to ecosystem health, and the protection of crit-
18 ical native plant species; and
19 (iv) for research purposes to develop sustainable alternatives for
20 agricultural and environmental usages, as well as research regarding the
21 environmental motility of glyphosate.
22 The department shall post information on its website regarding glypho-
23 sate usage pursuant to this section, including amount and location, by
24 April first of each year] owned, operated or leased by the state.
25 § 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same
26 manner as section 1 of chapter 19 of the laws of 2021, takes effect.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.