Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Pesticide Act. Provides that no person, other than a pesticide applicator under the direct supervision of a supervisory pesticide applicator, may apply a pesticide within any school building or on the grounds of any school. Exempts emergency application of a pesticide meeting specified requirements from the provisions.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Pesticide Act. Provides that beginning July 1, 2024, no person shall spray a pesticide at a school serving students grades kindergarten through 8th grade on areas of the property where children may be present during normal school hours or within 24 hours of students' arrival on school grounds for a normal school day. Provides that the provisions shall not apply to areas of school grounds where children are not typically present. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Pesticide Application at Schools Act. Sets forth legislative findings and definitions. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2024, a school serving students grades kindergarten through 8th grade is prohibited from scheduling pesticide applications on school grounds during the school day, including during a partial day, when students are in attendance at school for instructional purposes. Effective immediately.