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state capitol Report

Views from
Sacramento
By Dominic DiMare, Legislative Advocate

It has been a busy legislative year for PCOC in Sacramento. The organization has three sponsored bills
and fought off a serious challenge to the use of rodenticides in CA. This year's Legislative Day had an
increase in attendance, and was a great success in showing the passion and interest that PCOC members
have in their industry.
of the proposed changes to the act in an
omnibus bill that makes changes to several other boards and commissions as well
as the SPCB. Senate Bill 1039 increases
consumer protection by expanding record
keeping requirements for agreements that
have multi-year warranties. It also clarifies important functions of the issuing of
reports generated by licensed PCOs. SB
1039 amends Business and Professions
(B&P)	Code	sections	8516	and	8518	in	order	
to modernize their language and clarify
their meaning for both consumers and the
pest control industry.

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Over the last several years the Act
Review	Committee,	under	the	Structural	
Pest Control Board, has engaged in the
process of modernizing the Structural
Pest Control Act. The culmination of
this process resulted in the introduction
of three bills sponsored bills for PCOC
that propose implementation of the recommendations	submitted	by	the	Act	Review	
Committee:	SB	1039	by	Senator	Hill;	AB	
1874 by Assemblyman Wood; and AB
2529 by Assemblyman Linder. Senator
Hill,	 Chair	 of	 the	 Senate	 Business	 and	
Professions Committee, included a portion

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While we were able to stop
AB 2569 [banning the use of
anticoagulants] this year, it a
virtual certainty that a similar
bill will be introduced next year
in the next legislative session.
Assembly Bill 1874 amends existing law by
adding a requirement that "qualifying managers" be physically present in the offices of
the companies they qualify for a minimum
of 72 hours every three consecutive calendar months. The addition of this requirement will help ensure that the companies
performing structural pest control will do
so with adequate supervision. AB 2529 by
Assemblymember Linder amends B&P Code
section 8506.1 in order to clarify the circumstances under which a registered company
may hire or employ unlicensed individuals.
Additionally, AB 2529 amends B&P Code
section 8616.9 in order to provide clearer
guidelines for county enforcement personnel to follow when deciding whether to take
administrative action against an employer, an
employee, or both, when an employee fails to
wear the proper personal protective equipment. We have been working with the author's
offices and committee staff to move these
three bills forward and feel confident that
we will get all three to the Governor's desk.
As of now, both Assembly bills have moved
through the process rather smoothly.


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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
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - 20
PCOC - Summer 2016 - State Capitol Report Views from Sacramento
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PCOC - Summer 2016 - 23
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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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PCOC - Summer 2016 - outsert1
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