Hawaiʻi is first state to ban harmful chemical chlorpyrifos
Residents rally at the State Capitol to ban dangerous pesticides.
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi –One of the major accomplishments of the 2018 Legislative session was the passing of Senate Bill 3095 SD1 HD1 CD1 which restricts pesticide use near schools, prohibits the use of the dangerous pesticides chlorpyrifos, and requires transparency and disclosure for the use of restricted-use pesticides in large quantities.
Governor David Ige is scheduled to sign the bill into law with several lawmakers attending in support.
House Majority Floor Leader, Representative Dee Morikawa (Niʻihau, Lehua, Kōloa, Waimea), said the bill is a common-sense solution for protecting our children and families from possible negative effects from chemical pesticides and the need for agricultural businesses to use some pesticides on their farms.