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Lawn Fertilizer Bill Moves Forward

Wednesday, April 30, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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SpreaderHARRISBURG - 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 senators.

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.


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