Neonicotinoid insecticides; prohibition on use. (HB936)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Neonicotinoid insecticides; prohibition. Authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to restrict or prohibit the use of neonicotinoid insecticides (neonicotinoids) and prohibits, beginning July 1, 2019, the outdoor application of neonicotinoids on any property that is either owned or maintained by the Commonwealth or zoned for residential use. Such prohibition shall not apply to the use of neonicotinoids purchased before July 1, 2018, or to any facility licensed to conduct research on neonicotinoids. The bill also directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) to issue by July 1, 2020, a draft report evaluating whether scientific evidence exists to show that outdoor applications of neonicotinoids are safe for pollinators, the environment, and human health. The Department shall consider public comments on the draft and deliver its final evaluation report on neonicotinoid safety research to the Governor and to the Chairs of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee and the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee by July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103069D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources