Category Archives: Legislation & Regulation

Congress Acts to Avoid Government Shutdown; NALP Continues to Urge Cap-Relief

Last week, Congress passed a temporary spending bill, or continuing resolution, to fund the federal government through December 22.  Over the next two weeks, lawmakers hope to negotiate the terms of a larger spending bill to fund the federal government … Continue reading

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NALP Attends the Quarterly Meeting of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board

NALP VP of Government Relations Paul Mendelsohn traveled to Boston this past week to join Director of State and Local Government Relations Bob Mann in attending the quarterly meeting of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board.  Topics covered in the meeting included … Continue reading

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Potential Restrictions for Insecticides in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, a bill that would restrict the use of neonicotinoid insecticides such as imidacloprid has been favorably voted out of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Funding for Pesticide Review

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment released its FY 18 bill and has requested continued funding for the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). This request is necessary because the current Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) expires in 2017, … Continue reading

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Member Action Still Needed on H-2B

  NALP thanks our many members who reached out to their Representatives and asked them to sign a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter included the signatures of 65 Members of Congress. … Continue reading

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Advocate for H-2B Cap-reform November 2nd, 2017

Next Thursday, NALP and other members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition will join forces with PES, Mas Labor, Labor Consultants International, Amigos, and Action Visa, to descend on Capitol Hill and advocate for H-2B cap-reform. We invite landscape professionals with seasonal … Continue reading

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Legislation in New Hampshire Could Limit Pesticide Use on Sports Fields

At NALP, we scour the fifty states looking for proposed legislation that might affect your business.  Some of these bills are authored by legislators whose heart is in the right place but their ideas are misguided.  Others, however, are the … Continue reading

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Help Us Reform the Prior Approval Requirement

When it comes to the political process, an even playing field is crucial. But, right out of the gate, NALP is at a distinct disadvantage. That is because trade associations must follow burdensome and outdated federal election regulations, that make … Continue reading

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Portland, Maine Anti-Lawn Care Ordinance Update

Activists continue to advance their agenda in Southern Maine. In the wake of the defeat of state pesticide preemption legislation earlier this year, cities and towns such as Portland and Falmouth seek to enact local restrictions on the use of … Continue reading

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Maryland Judge Overturns County Pesticide Ban

Last week, Montgomery County Maryland Circuit Judge Terrence McGann ruled in favor of the landscape professional community and struck down the county-wide ban of commercial pesticide application on public and private lawns, gardens, and ornamental sites. In a 14-page opinion … Continue reading

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