Amendment to Delete Increased Penalties for Pesticide Drift | Amendment to SF 2226
A provision in the House agriculture finance bill provided increased penalties for pesticide applicators that allow pesticides to drift onto state wildlife lands. Often these lands are managed to attract pollinators and other insect and animal species. Pesticide drift can harm these species. Increased penalties for pesticide drift will encourage precise pesticide application.
An amendment was offered to remove the increased penalties. The House voted 54-73 against the amendment and the House bill continues to include increased penalties for pesticide drift.