HCIA's position on the recent passage of Senate Bill 3095:
HCIA Statement April 27, 2018
The Hawaii Crop Improvement Association is very concerned about the negative impacts and unintended consequences of SB3095.
If signed into law, SB3095 will have a profound impact on everyone who uses any type of pesticide, including using home products to control roaches and ants.
Pesticide uses are regulated by the most stringent federal and state standards. Members of our community already comply with these strict regulations, including all applicable buffer zones as mandated by the EPA. Our members voluntarily cooperate with Hawaii Department of Agriculture program(s) that are in place that regulate restricted use pesticides.
The detrimental, wide ranging impacts on farm and pesticide users, will definitely have an immediate effect on other industries, that in turn, will have impacts on the health and well-being of our precious resource, our residents.
SB3095: Text, Status
HTH: Farmers across the state fought the ban