102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Charles Meier
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Bees and Apiaries Act. Defines terms. Provides that
between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., a commercial applicator shall not apply to
blooming crops pesticides labeled as toxic to bees when the commercial
applicator is located within one mile of a registered apiary. Provides
that a commercial applicator shall be responsible for maintaining the one
mile distance from apiaries that are registered and listed on the
sensitive crop registry on the first day of each month. Provides that a
commercial applicator must notify the registrant in writing at least 24
hours prior to application as to date and time of application in case there
is need to move the hives. The commercial applicator shall provide upon
request a copy of the label for the products being applied. This same type
of protection should be apply to all specialty crops.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning animals.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Bees and Apiaries Act is amended by adding
Section 2b-3 as follows:
(510 ILCS 20/2b-3 new)
Pollinator Protection and Commercial
(a) As used in this Section:
"Apiary" means a place where one or more hives or colonies
of bees are kept.
"Registrant" means the person applying for registration of
the apiary or apiaries and the colonies of bees.
"Registration" means the recording of the registrant's
name, address, apiary location and any other pertinent
information on a printed form prescribed by the Department.
"Registered Apiary" means persons keeping one or more
colonies of bees that is registered with the Department
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
"Commercial applicator" is as defined in the Illinois
"Label" means the written, printed or graphic matter on or