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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 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 estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: One-time cost to state General Fund of approximately $35 million, and annual costs of approximately $7 million to $13.5 million, for state agencies to administer programs in this measure. Annual Agricultural Fund revenue losses totaling at least $2.5 million, due to repeal of fees currently charged produce processors, produce dealers and pesticide registrants.
David L. Moore, 4507 Roxbury Road, Corona Del Mar, Ca 92625 714/863-1000; Bob L. Vice, 1326 East Fall Brook, Fall Brook, Ca 92028 408/422-9063; Joel Nelsen, 1037 W. Sunnyside Ave., Visalla, Ca 93277 209/732-9177; Leland H. Ruth, 5397 Hale Court, Sacramento, Ca 95819 916/443-4887; Dennis H. Merwin, 6687 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento, Ca 95831
Pesticide Regulation. California Initiative 512 (1990).