§3381. Policy; purpose
The legislature finds that the exposure of school children to pesticides poses known and, as of yet, unknown risks to their health and well-being. Providing controls on the application of these pesticides will help to ensure the safety and well-being of children in the state. §3382. Definitions
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
(1) "Least toxic method" means an integral part of an integrated pest management plan and is a combination of common sense practices that use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with the environment, in combination with available pest control methods used to manage pest damage by the most economical means with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
(2) "Pest" means any insect, rodent, nematode, fungus, weed, or any other form of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or virus, bacteria, or other microorganism in living humans or other living animals, which the commissioner declares to be a pest, other than mosquitos.
(3) "Pesticide" means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest and any substance or combination of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, desiccant, or any substance the commissioner of agriculture and forestry or his duly authorized representative acting at his direction determines to be a pesticide.
(4) "School" means any public or private day or residential school that provides prekindergarten, elementary, or secondary education.
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