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State / Federal Bills and Legislation

  • The LHPWG is constantly monitoring and evaluating proposed legislation, including legislation to increase both pesticide and fertilizer registration or tonnage fees. Detailed reports are shared with members on a weekly basis.
  • In 2019, the LHPWG successfully lobbied against the California Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act which would have raised the mill assessment on specialty fertilizers. The Bill that passed did not include an increase in the mill assessment for specialty fertilizers.
  • In 2019, the LHPWG successfully lobbied against the passage of (NY AB 4568 and NY SB 2130); the legislation would have regulated the nitrogen content of specialty fertilizers on Long Island.
  • In 2018, the LHPWG successfully lobbied against the California Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act which would have raised the mill assessment on specialty fertilizers. The Bill did not pass.
  • In 2018, the LHPWG successfully lobbied against the passage of (NY AB 10276 and SB 8170); the legislation would have regulated the nitrogen content of specialty fertilizers on Long Island.
  • In 2017, the LHPWG testified in support of (NH SB 118) which excludes “grass” from the definition of impervious surfaces under the New Hampshire Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act.
  • In 2017, the LHPWG actively supported fertilizer preemption legislation (UT HB 280 and SD SB 2262) that passed.
  • In 2017, the LHPWG lobbied against pesticide legislation (MA HB 3927) entitled Municipal Regulation of Pesticide Use to every member of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
  • In 2016, the LHPWG successfully lobbied against passage of (PA SB 563) and was successful in getting major revisions inserted into the Bill. Once again, the Bill did not make it out of Committee.
  • In 2016, the LHPWG successfully lobbied against the passage of (VT HB 861) legislation of "treated articles." The Bill did not pass.
  • In 2015, the LHPWG successfully lobbied against (PA SB 563) a rewrite of the Pennsylvania Fertilizer Statute. The Bill did not make it out of Committee.
  • In 2014, the LHPWG actively supported fertilizer preemption legislation (NC SB 734) that passed.

The documents listed on this page were submitted to government entities and are a matter of public record. If you would like a copy of any one of these documents please submit a request to jbrotton@thehcpa.org.