PESTICIDE REGULATION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Expands state pesticide residue monitoring program for produce, processed foods. Establishes state training, information programs for pesticide users. Mandates review of cancer-causing pesticides. Creates, modifies pesticide-related state advisory panels. Creates state-appointed advocate to coordinate pesticide policies. Eliminates some industry fees for pesticide regulatory programs. Restructures penalties, system of fines, for regulatory violations. Provides for state disposal of unregistered pesticides. Appropriates $5,000,000 annually through 1995 to fund pesticide-related research. Provides that between competing initiatives regulating pesticides, measure obtaining most votes supersedes components of other(s) dealing with pesticide enforcement for food, water and worker safety. SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT: One-time state General Fund cost of approximately $4 million, and annual costs of approximately $5.5 million, for pesticide and food safety programs. Estimated annual state revenue loss of approximately $1.5 million due to repeal of industry fees. One-time state General Fund cost of approximately $20 million, unknown annual costs, to fund collection and disposal of unregistered pesticides. State General Fund cost of $25 million over five years to support pest management research, and annual General Fund cost of up to $600,000 for purchase of sterile fruit flies. Additional state administrative and regulatory costs ranging from $200,000 for Environmental Advocate to, possibly, several million dollars annually for other programs.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2191301; A: 30.4; N: 5015928; B: 69.6
Bob L. Vice, President of the California Farm Bureau Federation; Dr. Julian R. Youmans, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosurgery University of California, Davis; Haruko N. Yasuda, R.D., Registered Dietician
Lucy Blake, Executive Director, California League of Conservation Voters; Dan Sullivan, Chair, Sierra Club California; Al Courchesne, Family Farmer
Rebuttal Against Author
Dr. Julian R. Youmans, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosurgery University of California, Davis; David Moore, President, Western Growers Association; Don Beaver, President, California Grocers Association
PESTICIDE REGULATION. California Proposition 135 (1990).