Full Text of SB1772 103rd General Assembly
SB1772enr 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Pesticide Application at Schools Act.
The General Assembly
(1) schools throughout the State treat school property
with pesticides in order to reduce risks to students from
noxious weeds, such as thistle, poison ivy, pests,
allergies, disease bearing insects, and activities on
unlevel playing surfaces;
(2) unless properly applied in accordance with the
United States Environmental Protection Agency's pesticide
labels, schools may inadvertently expose children to
(3) it is the purpose of this Act to minimize student
exposure to pesticides.
As used in this Act, "school day"
has the same meaning given to that term in Section 300.11 of
the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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Pesticide application prohibited.
July 1, 2024, a school serving students grades kindergarten
through 8th grade is prohibited from scheduling pesticide
applications on school grounds during the school day,
including during a partial day, when students are in
attendance at school for instructional purposes. Areas
prohibited from treatment include paved surfaces, playgrounds,
and playing fields. This Section shall not apply to areas of
school grounds where children are not typically present,
including, but not limited to, flower beds and lawns
surrounding the school not used as playing fields.
This Act takes effect upon