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California Moves Closer to Electronic Recordkeeping: The California Structural Pest Control Board recommended changes to California’s regulatory code last week. The move is the first step in a process that PCOs across the Golden State have been yearning for. Environmentally efficient and cost effective, PCOC members are pleased their recordkeeping requirements are entering into the 21st Century. If you want your state to modernize their record keeping requirements please view our sample draft language for amending the definition of “record.” It applies electronic recordkeeping to pest professional activities.   

California A 2596 Rodenticide Ban  - This bill amends existing law that now proposes to prohibit the use of any first or second generation anticoagulant rodenticide, not just limited to wildlife habitat areas, but the entire State of California. You can find the proposed list of banned anticoagulants by accessing the bill here.

Prohibiting anticoagulants in California is not new—this proposed bill builds off of a law passed in 2014. The same author of A 2596, Assembly Member Bloom (D), successfully enacted another rodenticide ban, A 2657. The 2014 law prohibits the use of rodenticides or products containing certain second-generation anticoagulants in environmentally sensitive areas, such as state parks. The 2014 law exempted agricultural activities and federal entities. NPMA is working closely with PCOC and Product Registrants to develop strategy that will assist in educating lawmakers in California about the importance of rodenticides to protect public health and property.

State Policy Affairs Representative (S.P.A.R.), Jim Steed

The NPMA State Policy Affairs Representative is the key liaison responsible for coordinating issues between associations. To contact your state SPAR click on their email below.