the requirements of law pertaining to pesticides. Status: CAPCA-Sponsored Measure: Chapter 375, Statutes of 2010 AB 2595 (Huffman) - Irrigated Agriculture: Pesticide Use: Operator Identification Number: Water Quality Requires the operator of a property or their representative to obtain an operator identification number (OIN) for pesticide use from the County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC) of each county where pest control work will be performed. Specifies that as of January 1, 2012, a CAC shall not issue a OIN if the SWRCB or RWQCB issues a notice to the CAC that the property operator is in violation of the following water quality requirements: failure to obtain an individual or general waste discharge requirements; failure to furnish technical or monitoring program reports; failure to enroll in the Irrigated Lands Conditional Waiver Program or obtain an individual or general waiver of waste discharge requirements. Status: Senate Floor; Inactive File AB 2659 (Tran) - Business Licensing: Business Master License Center The bill would create a Business Master License Center (‘BMLC’) within the State and Consumer Services Agency. It establishes BMLC’s duties as, but not limited to: developing and administering a computerized one-stop master license system (“MLS”) capable of storing, retrieving, and exchanging license information, as well as issuing and renewing master licenses in an efficient manner; developing and administering a uniform business identification number for each participating business recognized by each participating agency; providing a license information service detailing requirements to establish or engage in business in this state; providing for staggered master license renewal; identifying types of licenses appropriate for inclusion in the MLS; recommending in reports to the Governor and the Legislature the elimination, consolidation, or other modification of duplicative, ineffective, or inefficient licensing or inspection requirements; incorporating licenses into the MLS; and, working with other regulatory agencies to develop a system that permits participating agencies to share information generated from the MLS. The Department of Pesticide Regulation would be one of the agencies required to fully participate in the BMLC. Status: Assembly Appropriations Committee; Held in Committee
18 December 2010
AB 2695 (Hernandez) - California Nursery Producers Commission Creates, subject to approval by an industry referendum, the 16-member California Nursery Producers Commission within the Department of Food and Agriculture to serve the marketing and research interests of the nursery industry in the state. Status: Chapter 605, Statutes of 2010 SB 980 (Huff) - Business licensing: Business Master License Center Is nearly identical to AB 2659 (Tran), as it creates a Business Master License Center (“BMLC”) with prescribed duties, including, but not limited to, developing and administering a computerized one-stop master license system capable of storing, retrieving, and exchanging license information, as well as issuing and renewing master licenses, as specified. The bill would permit the Governor to appoint a third party facilitator from the business community, to provide oversight over the creation of the BMLC and the development of its master license system (“MLS”). The Department of Pesticide Regulation would be one of the agencies required to fully participate in the BMLC. Status: Senate Appropriations Committee; Held in Committee SB 1157 (DeSaulnier) - Education: the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 Makes legislative findings about the health impacts of pesticides and cites the bill as the Healthy Schools Act of 2010. Requires, commencing on January 1, 2014, all schoolsites to adopt an integrated pest management (IPM) program. Requires, beginning January 1, 2012, the actual rate of the mill assessment on pesticide sales to be augmented, by regulation at a rate adequate to reimburse Department of Pesticide Regulation for the cost of administering and enforcing the IPM program requirements and for reimbursing local agencies and school districts for the costs of implementing IPM programs at school sites. Status: Vetoed by Governor For more information regarding access to The Gualco Group, Inc’s legislative tracking system, contact Tomas Garza at The Gualco Group, Inc. at 916/441-1392 or via email at Tomas_Garza@GualcoGroup.com.