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For the first time in several years, a
bill was introduced that posed a very real
threat to the use of a pest control industry.
Assembly Bill 2596 by Assemblymember
Richard	Bloom	(D-	Santa	Monica)	proposed	
banning the use of anticoagulants in order to
protect wildlife from incidental poisonings.
The bill was sponsored by a coalition of
wildlife supporters and anti-pesticide groups
mostly based in the Los Angeles area and led
by a vocal group from Malibu and the Santa
Monica mountains. The bill follows closely
on the heels of a more narrowly crafted bill,
also run by Assemblymember Bloom, prohibiting the use of anticoagulants on state
parks, wildlife areas, and conservancies. The
full effects of the previous bill were not even
brought to light when AB 2569 was introduced. Working with industry members and
other allies, we were able to stop the bill in
its first policy committee. Assemblymember
Bloom chose not to present the bill in the
Assembly Committee on Environmental
Safety and Toxics.
While we were able to stop AB 2569
this year, it a virtual certainty that a similar bill will be introduced next year in the
next legislative session. We will spend the

interim time working with our partners and
the	Departments	of	Pesticide	Regulation	and	
Fish and Wildlife to find a policy solution that
protects wildlife and domestic pests from
inadvertent poisonings without banning the
use of second generation anticoagulants.
The 2016 PCOC Legislative Day was a
success in that we rallied industry opposition
to the Bloom bill and we had an increase in
attendance. In fact, we had more first-time
attendees than we had ever had in the past. It
was an important demonstration of the level
of commitment that PCOC members have

to the organization and the industry. Your
continued support of PCOC is critical to the
success of our mission in Sacramento. Your
participation in Legislative Day is invaluable
advocacy on behalf of the industry. No one
can tell your story better than you can and
in your absence someone else will, and they
might not have the best interests of the industry in mind. With that said, we welcome you
to participate in the legislative process by
writing letters of support for the sponsored
bills and it was so great seeing everyone in
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Summer 2016

President’s Message PCOC: Building Opportunities, Adding Value
Measurements That Matter and Why
Presidential Profile
Business Leaders Warn of Dangers of New Wage Law
Federal Update
Insurance Sprains, Strains and Auto-Hose Reels
State Capitol Report Views from Sacramento
Membership Pays! Clark Pest Control Highlights its PCOC Benefits and Value
Firm Profile Cliff’s Pest Control
Index to Advertisers
Advertiser.com
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - President’s Message PCOC: Building Opportunities, Adding Value
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Measurements That Matter and Why
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - 10
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Presidential Profile
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 12
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 13
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Business Leaders Warn of Dangers of New Wage Law
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 15
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Federal Update
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 17
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Insurance Sprains, Strains and Auto-Hose Reels
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 19
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 20
PCOC - Summer 2016 - State Capitol Report Views from Sacramento
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 22
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 23
PCOC - Summer 2016 - 24
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Membership Pays! Clark Pest Control Highlights its PCOC Benefits and Value
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - Firm Profile Cliff’s Pest Control
PCOC - Summer 2016 - Advertiser.com
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