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AB99 Press Conference

Assemblymember Connolly was joined by pesticide-free advocates and integrative pest management specialists to discuss the statewide importance of Assembly Bill (AB) 99, which would require the California Department of Transportation to develop and adopt a statewide policy that uses integrated pest management that does not include the use of pesticides except in specified circumstances in cities and counties that have restricted their use of pesticides locally. AB 99 also requires Caltrans to make publically available their pesticide use as well as notification of when they intend to spray pesticides 24 hours in advance. This proposal arises from Caltrans' concerning use of 422,832 pounds of pesticides which it reported to the Department of Pesticide Regulation in 2022.