Lawn Fertilizer Bill Moves Forward
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
HARRISBURG - The Senate bill to regulate the application of turfgrass fertilizer (SB 1149) took a step closer to a vote by the full Senate
in April when it was referred to the Appropriations Committee.
Before a vote by the full Senate can occur, a bill must be
considered by the Appropriations Committee where the committee can analyze the
fiscal impact of the legislation.
PLNA opposes SB 1149 because the bill may actually worsen
water quality, is not based on sound science and would cost the lawn care
industry millions without any environmental benefit.
PLNA has written letters to members of the Senate Appropriations
Committee outlining its objections. As well, PLNA has spoken to Appropriations
Chairman Jake Corman and Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi about its
concerns, as well as other members of the committee. To read a copy of the
letter, click here.
PLNA is also working with the Lawn Care Association of
Pennsylvania on the issue to encourage its members to contact their members’ state
Make Your Voice Heard!
Please contact your state senator and ask them to vote “no”
on SB 1149 if they are on the Senate Appropriations Committee. If your senator is
not on the Appropriations Committee, ask them to prevail upon their colleagues
on the Senate Appropriations Committee to vote “no” on SB 1149. Click here to send the appropriate letter to your state senator.