Oregon passes law compelling state agencies to minimize use of pesticides on state lands and find non-chemical alternatives


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Gov. John Kitzhaber is the final stop for a bill that requires state agencies to minimize their use of pesticides, coordinate their efforts and find alternatives on state-owned lands.

The Senate gave final legislative approval to House Bill 3364 today on a 24-6 vote. It did not amend the bill.

The bill sets up a state council on integrated pest management, which will be led by someone designated by the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. The council members will represent state agencies involved in pest control, require them to develop integrated pest management plans, and coordinate their work.

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