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By Dominic DiMare
Legislative Advocate
Welcome to the 2020 Legislative Session and the second year
of the Newsom Administration. As this is the second year of
a two-year legislative session, Legislators hit the ground running when they reconvened on January 6. January contained
a series of deadlines in rapid succession: Friday, January 10
the Governor was require to submit his budget proposal to
the Legislature; Friday, January 17 was the last day for policy
committees to hear two-year bills; Friday, January 24 was the
last day for fiscal committees to hear two-year bills and Friday,
January 31 was the deadline for getting a two-year bill out of
the house of origin.
Two-year bills are those bills that were introduced in 2019
and did not make it to the Governor's desk. Some may have
passed out of their house of origin onto the second house
and stalled there and some stalled on their house of origin.
Those still in their house of origin were required to be passed
onto the second house by the last day of January else they
are dead.

BILLS IMPACTING PCOC MEMBERS
No bills with serious direct consequences to PCOC
members were caught up in the flurry of activity that was
January. However, with the house of origin deadline passed,
the Legislature will turn its attention toward introducing new
bills. The bill introduction deadline of February 21 falls after
this article was written and as of this writing, no new bills
with direct consequences to PCOC have been introduced.
One two-year bill that odes have direct consequences to
PCOC members that wasn't subject to the house of origin
deadline is AB 1788 (Bloom), the bill that proposes to ban
second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs).
It presently sits in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Last year, Assemblyman Bloom was compelled to park his
bill in committee due to a lack of support for the bill from
the Committee Chairman Anthony Portantino and other
members of the Committee. In most cases, when this happens, in order to get a bill out of committee it needs to be
substantively amended. As Assemblyman Bloom has been
heretofore unwilling to amend the bill it is likely that his bill
will remain with the Senate Appropriations Committee.
When a bill gets bottled up in committee, many authors will
re-introduce the bill in the following year. We have seen no
evidence that Bloom intends to re-introduce the bill and, as
of this writing, no such bill has been introduced.
The PCOC government affairs team spent the fall and
winter interim reaching out to the Department of Pesticide
Regulation, working on finding an alternative to the ban proposed in AB 1788. While we have not yet crafted a viable alternative that protects both public health and safety and wildlife,
we have taken the first step in that direction by securing
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PCOC - Spring 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Spring 2020

President’s Message
EVP Message
The Benefits of Being a PCOC Member
Details About the Future of Pest Control Expo
Surviving a Technology Conversion: 10 Tech Upgrade Tips for Smooth Sailing
Pesticide Research Must Stay Transparent and Independent
New Technology to Control Pests with Precision-Guided Genetics
NPMA Federal Update
Insurance
State Capitol Report
Marketing
Firm Profile
Index to Advertisers
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Intro
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover1
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover2
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 3
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 4
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 5
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 6
PCOC - Spring 2020 - President’s Message
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 8
PCOC - Spring 2020 - EVP Message
PCOC - Spring 2020 - The Benefits of Being a PCOC Member
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 11
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Details About the Future of Pest Control Expo
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 13
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Surviving a Technology Conversion: 10 Tech Upgrade Tips for Smooth Sailing
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 15
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 16
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 17
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 18
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 19
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Pesticide Research Must Stay Transparent and Independent
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 21
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 22
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 23
PCOC - Spring 2020 - New Technology to Control Pests with Precision-Guided Genetics
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 25
PCOC - Spring 2020 - NPMA Federal Update
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 27
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Insurance
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 29
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 30
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 31
PCOC - Spring 2020 - State Capitol Report
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 33
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 34
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 35
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 36
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Marketing
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 38
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 39
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 40
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Firm Profile
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Index to Advertisers
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover3
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover4
PCOC - Spring 2020 - outsert1
PCOC - Spring 2020 - outsert2
PCOC - Spring 2020 - outsert3
PCOC - Spring 2020 - outsert4
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