Four bills to ban or restrict the use of glyphosate (the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller) were introduced in 2019 in the New York state legislature.
The bills will be carried over to the 2020 legislative session. But will they pass?
TAKE ACTION: Tell your state representatives to support these bills to ban glyphosate and study its risks!
The four bills New York lawmakers will be asked to consider in 2020 are:
• Senate Bill S182A, which would prohibit the use of glyphosate in any public park, playground or picnic area.
• Senate Bill S223/Assembly Bill A6877, which would institute a moratorium on the distribution, sale or use of glyphosate until a task force completes a study regarding its safety, alternatives and use.
• Senate Bill S225/Assembly Bill A6899, which would prohibit the sale and distribution of glyphosate.
• Assembly Bill A593, would require a study of glyphosate’s health risks.
According to Baum Hedlund Law, a few New York cities and towns already restrict or have banned the use of products that contain glyphosate:
• New Paltz, New York: The use of toxic pesticides and herbicides by city employees or by private contractors is forbidden on all city-owned lands.
• Rockland County, New York: Created a Non-Toxic Pesticide program, mandating the use of natural, non-toxic, or as a last resort with prior approval, the least toxic pesticide use.
• Westchester County, New York: Enacted a law for pesticide-free parks.
If these cities can protect their citizens, why not the entire state? Please ask your state lawmakers to ban glyphosate.