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Record #: O2016-8691   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 12/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 7-24 by adding new Section 7-24-060 regarding neonicotinoid pesticides
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 24 Drugs & Narcotics
Attachments: 1. O2016-8691.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Chapter 7-24 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 7-24-060, as follows:
7-24-060 Neonicotinoid pesticides.
For purposes of this Section, "neonicotinoid pesticide" means any pesticide
containing:

imidacloprid;
nithiazine;
acetamiprid;
clothianidin;
dinotefuran;
thiacloprid;
thiamethoxam; and
any other chemical belonging to the neonicotinoid class of chemicals.
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), no person, organization and/or community garden operator shall use any neonicotinoid pesticide within the City of Chicago.
The prohibition in subsection (b) shall not apply to:

a veterinarian; and
a farmer who uses the pesticide for agricultural purposes, including raising crops, livestock, poultry, and non-crop agricultural fields; and
a certified applicator, as defined in Section 4 of the Illinois Pesticide Act, codified at 415 ILCS 60/4.
Any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $250.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect after pass^geaxtd publication.