Children's Environmental Protection Act S.855 - A bill to protect children and other vulnerable subpopulations from exposure to environmental pollutants, to protect children from exposure to pesticides in schools, and to provide parents with information concerning toxic chemicals that pose risks to children, and for other purposes.
School Environment Protection Act (U.S. Senate Bill S.1716 or H.R. 111) - Proposed legislation would require annual notification of schools' pest management practices including pesticides used; specify that least-toxic methods be used with pesticides as a last resort; and create a 12-member School IPM Advisory Board to develop a list of acceptable pesticides and uniform standard for IPM implementation in schools.
Status: SEPA was filed as an ammendment to the Farm Bill by Sen. Robert Torricelli. The Senate, however, rejected the bill on December 19, 2001.
On April 18, 2002 public school code was ammended to address integrated pest management program implementation in schools and pesticide notification. See the PA IPM News Release IPM in Schools Now Law for a summary of the new legislation. Linksto the two bills are listed below.