School IPM Bill Signed into Law in Pennsylvania - Article announcing the new legislation, April 2002.
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.
Signed by the governor April 18, 2002. Requires all PA schools to adopt IPM programs by January 1, 2003.
Signed by the governor April 18, 2002. It ammends the Public School Code of 1949, requiring notification of pesticide treatments in PA schools (section 772.1).