H.706

An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Sponsors: Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman , Rep. Peter Anthony, Rep. John Bartholomew, Rep. Daisy Berbeco, Rep. Seth Bongartz, Rep. Tesha Buss, Rep. R. Scott Campbell, Rep. Melanie Carpenter, Rep. Kevin Christie, Rep. Brian Cina, Rep. Esme Cole, Rep. Mari Cordes, Rep. Katherine "Kari" Dolan, Rep. Troy Headrick, Rep. Josie Leavitt, Rep. Kate Logan, Rep. James Masland, Rep. Jubilee McGill, Rep. Kristi Morris, Rep. Michael Mrowicki, Rep. Kate Nugent, Rep. John O'Brien, Rep. Carol Ode, Rep. Woodman Page, Rep. Avram Patt, Rep. Mike Rice, Rep. Lawrence Satcowitz, Rep. Robin Scheu, Rep. Amy Sheldon, Rep. Trevor Squirrell, Rep. Gabrielle Stebbins, Rep. Heather Surprenant, Rep. David Templeman, Rep. Dara Torre, Rep. Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Rep. Kirk White, Rep. Jonathan Williams

Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2024 - House message: Governor vetoed bill on May 20, 2024

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2023-2024

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
10:30 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Introduction

Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor, Rutland-Bennington
10:45 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Walk-Through

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
2:00 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Margaret Fowle, Conservation Biologist, Audubon Vermont

Friday, February 2, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
11:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Heather Darby, Associate Professor, UVM Extension
2:15 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Barney Hodges, Sunrise Orchards

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
3:15 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Kevin Komer, Director of Agronomy, The Club at Spruce Peak

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
9:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Maddie Kempner, Policy Director, NOFA VT
10:30 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Larry Gervais, Gervais Family Farm, Vice Chair, Farmers Watershed Alliance
1:00 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance

Denna Benjamin, Riverview Farm, Franklin
1:30 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Steve Dwinell, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, February 9, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
10:30 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Kent McFarland, Senior Conservation Biologist, Vermont Center for Ecostudies
3:15 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Jon Gaeta, Director of State Affairs, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment
Riley Titus, Director of Government Affairs, CropLife America
Gene Harrington, Director of Government Relations in the Northeast, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
1:00 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Steve Collier, General Counsel, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Steve Dwinell, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
3:30 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Scott McArt, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
2:00 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Shane Keady, Dairy Consultant, Orange County Farm Bureau
Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Pesticide Program

Friday, February 16, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
10:30 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Bradley St. Pierre, Pleasant Valley Farm, Richford
Dylan Hurtubise, Owner, L&F Hurtubise and Sons
Tucker Purchase, Partner, Fairmont Farm, Inc., Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
Aaron Smith, CEO, S&D Landscapes LLC
Kevin Kouri, Owner, Phoenix Feeds

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
9:15 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Graham Unangst-Rufehacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont
Vijay Nazareth, Executive Director, Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition
Brian Kemp, Organic Beef Farmer, Mountain Meadows Farm
Marie Audet, Blue Spruce Farm, Agri-Mark
Tim Kayhart, Kayhart Brothers Farm
11:15 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Seth Leach, Owner, Woodlawn Farm
11:30 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Follow-up

Denna Benjamin, Riverview Farm, Franklin

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
1:00 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Nat Shambaugh , Retired Chemist, Pesticides Expert
Jason Batchelder, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
1:45 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee discussion


Friday, February 23, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
10:30 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Peter Miller, Organic Farmer, Miller Farm
1:00 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Louis Robert, Quebec Agronomist
2:00 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee discussion and mark-up

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
2:15 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee Discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
4:15 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee discussion


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
10:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee discussion

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

potential vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:15 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

potential vote

Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, March 15, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
2:45 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Walk through

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Rep. Mike Rice, House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry

Monday, March 18, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
12:35 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee discussion and vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 29, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:30 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Initial walk-through of bill

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:50 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Sponsor, Rutland-Bennington
Rep. Mike Rice, Reporter, House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:15 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Dairy Farmers from Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition, Vermont Dairy Producers Association, and Vermont Farm Bureau

Kevin Kouri, Phoenix Feeds
Walter Gladstone, Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
Jackie Merriam, West Meadow Apiary
Aiden Merriam, West Meadow Apiary
Bill Rowell, Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
Tucker Purchase, Partner, Fairmont Farm, Inc., Board Member, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
Richard Nelson, Nelson Farms
Kate Rowley, Rowley Brothers Dairy
Brian Kemp, Organic Beef Farmer, Mountain Meadows Farm, Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition
Marie Audet, Blue Spruce Farm, Agri-Mark

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Samantha Alger, Research Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Science Department, University of Vermont
Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Policy Director, Rural Vermont
Andrew Munkres, Past President, Vermont Beekeepers Association
11:05 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Heather Darby, Associate Professor, UVM Extension
11:45 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Steve Dwinell, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Friday, April 12, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Steve Dwinell, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
9:15 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Louis Robert, Quebec Agronomist
Tom Eaton, Agricultural Consulting Services
Patrick Boucher, CEO, G. Boucher Fertilizer

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Senate adjourns

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Scott McArt, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
Paul Mazza, Paul Mazza Farms, Colchester
Kaity Mazza, Paul Mazza Farms, Colchester
Kevin Komer, Director of Agronomy, The Club at Spruce Peak
Bill Wirtz, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumer Choice Center

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Jon Gaeta, Director of State Affairs, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment
Riley Titus, Director of Government Affairs, CropLife America
9:45 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:05 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sylvia Knight, Earth Community Advocate and Researcher, Vermont Pesticide and Poison Action Network
Terence Bradshaw, Assistant Professor, UVM Extension
Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Pesticide Program
Mike Palmer, Owner, French Hill Apiaries

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:50 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Introduction and Vote

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Ted Barnett, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 26, 2024
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:15 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

consideration of amendment from Sen. Lyons

Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Reporter, Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
4:45 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee Discussion
Vote on Senate Proposal of Amendment

Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
2:30 PM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Committee Discussion


Thursday, May 2, 2024
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry
11:30 AM

H.706 - An act relating to banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides

Senate proposal of ammendment - committee vote