County Committee Agenda – Pesticide Notification; Well Testing; Toxic Toys; and Microbeads

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

Citizens Campaign for the Environment, an 80,000 member nonprofit, non-partisan organization working to protect NY’s environment and public health will be attending the Government Services and Administration Committee meeting at 5:30 tomorrow.  We will hear testify in support of all four bills up for public hearing tomorrow:

 ·         2015214 A LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING PESTICIDE NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION

·         2015215 A LOCAL LAW FOR WELL TESTING TO PROTECT PROPERTY BUYERS, TENANTS, AND CUSTOMERS OF COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY FROM DRINKING CONTAMINATED WATER

·         2015216 THE CHILDREN’S PRODUCT SAFETY ACT OF 2015

·         2015238 A LOCAL LAW IN RELATION TO PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PERSONAL COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING MICROBEADS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY

Citizens Campaign for the Environment have experience working on these issues and have been working  with several counties over the past year (Albany, Suffolk, Westchester on Toxic Toys; Erie, Suffolk, Albany, NYC on Microbeads) to enact similar legislation.

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