Recently Enacted Pesticide Laws

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The following bills were passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown during the 2011 Legislative Session. The bills will become effective January 1, 2012.






  • AB 417 (Berryhill, Bill)
    Structural pest control.
    Summary: Would prohibit a city, county, or city and county from prohibiting a licensee of the Structural Pest Control Board from engaging in the particular business, occupation, or profession for which he or she is licensed without the additional need for a contractor’s license.
  • AB 634 (Huber)
    Vertebrate pest control: carbon monoxide.
    Summary: This bill would add section 6025.4 to the Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) to authorize until January 1, 2018, the use of carbon monoxide to control burrowing rodent pests and create an exemption from the prohibition of such use, found in California Penal Code section 597u. It would also amend FAC sections 6025.5 and 6027.1, requiring the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to broaden their current vertebrate pest research programs and the development of educational materials to include carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide delivery systems.

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