SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1956
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BIVINS (Sponsor) AND MUNZLINGER (Co-sponsor).
Read 1st time January 31, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
Read 2nd time February 4, 2008 and referred to the Special Committee on Agri-business February 21, 2008.
Reported from the Special Committee on Agri-business March 12, 2008 with recommendation that the bill Do Pass by Consent. Referred to the Committee on Rules pursuant to Rule 25(21)(f).
Reported from the Committee on Rules March 25, 2008 with recommendation that the bill Do Pass by Consent with no time limit for debate.
Perfected by Consent April 1, 2008.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 281.260, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to pesticides.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Sections 281.260, RSMo, is repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 281.217 and 281.260, to read as follows:
281.217. 1. There is hereby created in the state treasury the "Pesticide Fee Fund", which shall consist of moneys collected from annual registration fees under section 281.260. The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund. In accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180, RSMo, the state treasurer may approve disbursements. Upon appropriation, money in the fund shall be used solely for the administration of programs within the bureau of pesticide control within the department of agriculture.
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080, RSMo, to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.
3. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested. Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.
281.260. 1. Every pesticide which is distributed, sold, offered for sale or held for sale within this state, or which is delivered for transportation or transported in intrastate commerce or between points within this state through any point outside of this state, shall be registered in the office of the director, and the registration shall be renewed annually.
2. The registrant shall file with the director a statement including:
(1) The name and address of the registrant and the name and address of the person whose name will appear on the label, if other than the registrant;
(2) The name of the pesticide;
(3) Classification of the pesticide; and
(4) A complete copy of the labeling accompanying the pesticide and a statement of all claims to be made for it, including directions for use.
3. Beginning January 1, 2009, the registrant shall pay an annual fee of [fifteen] fifty dollars for each product registered in any calendar year or part thereof. The fee shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the [general revenue fund] pesticide fee fund established in section 281.217. All such registrations shall expire on December thirty-first of any one year, unless sooner canceled. A registration for a special local need pursuant to subsection 6 of this section, which is disapproved by the federal government, shall expire on the effective date of the disapproval.
4. Any registration approved by the director and in effect on the thirty-first day of December for which a renewal application has been made and the proper fee paid shall continue in full force and effect until such time as the director notifies the applicant that the registration has been renewed, or otherwise denied, in accord with the provisions of subsection 8 of this section. Forms for reregistration shall be mailed to registrants at least ninety days prior to the expiration date.
5. If the renewal of a pesticide registration is not filed prior to January first of any one year, an additional fee of five dollars shall be assessed and added to the original fee and shall be paid by the applicant before the registration renewal for that pesticide shall be issued; provided, that, such additional fee shall not apply if the applicant furnishes an affidavit certifying that he did not distribute such unregistered pesticide during the period of nonregistration. The payment of such additional fee is not a bar to any prosecution for doing business without proper registry.
6. Provided the state complies with requirements of the federal government to register pesticides to meet special local needs, the director shall require that registrants comply with sections 281.210 to 281.310 and pertinent federal laws and regulations. Where two or more pesticides meet the requirements of this subsection, one shall not be registered in preference to the other.
7. The director may require the submission of the complete formula of any pesticide to approve or deny product registration. If it appears to the director that the composition and efficacy of the pesticide is such as to warrant the proposed claims for it and if the pesticide and its labeling and other material required to be submitted comply with the requirements of sections 281.210 to 281.310, he shall register the pesticide.
8. Provided the state is authorized to issue experimental use permits, the director may:
(1) Issue an experimental use permit to any person applying for an experimental use permit if he determines that the applicant needs such permit in order to accumulate information necessary to register a pesticide under sections 263.269 to 263.380. An application for an experimental use permit may be filed at the time of or before or after an application for registration is filed;
(2) Prescribe terms, conditions, and period of time for the experimental permit which shall be under the supervision of the director;
(3) Revoke any experimental permit, at any time, if he finds that its terms or conditions are being violated, or that its terms and conditions are inadequate to avoid unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.
9. If it does not appear to the director that the pesticide is such as to warrant the proposed claims for it or if the pesticide and its labeling and other material required to be submitted do not comply with the provisions of sections 281.210 to 281.310 or with federal laws, he shall notify the registrant of the manner in which the pesticide, labeling, or other material required to be submitted fail to comply with sections 281.210 to 281.310 or with federal laws so as to afford the registrant an opportunity to make the necessary corrections. If, upon receipt of such notice, the registrant insists that such corrections are not necessary and requests in writing that the pesticide be registered or, in the case of a pesticide that is already registered, that it not be canceled, the director, within ninety days, shall hold a public hearing to determine if the pesticide in question should be registered or canceled. If, after such hearing, it is determined that the pesticide should not be registered or that its registration should be canceled, the director may refuse registration or cancel an existing registration until the required label changes are accomplished. If the pesticide is shown to be in compliance with sections 281.210 to 281.310 and federal laws, the pesticide will be registered. Any appeals resulting from administrative decisions by the director will be taken in accordance with sections 536.100 to 536.140, RSMo.
10. Notwithstanding any other provision of sections 281.210 to 281.310, registration is not required in the case of a pesticide shipped from one plant or warehouse within this state to another plant or warehouse within this state when such plants are operated by the same persons.
11. The director shall not make any lack of essentiality a criterion for denying registration of a pesticide except where none of the labeled uses are present in the state. Where two or more pesticides meet the requirements of sections 281.210 to 281.310, one shall not be registered in preference to the other.