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 1        AN ACT concerning agriculture.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.  The  Illinois  Pesticide  Act  is amended by
 5    changing Section 2 as follows:

 6        (415 ILCS 60/2) (from Ch. 5, par. 802)
 7        Sec. 2.  Declaration of Purpose:  The purpose of this Act
 8    is  to  regulate  in  the  public  interest   the   labeling,
 9    distribution,  use  and  application  of pesticides as herein
10    defined in this Act.  It is recognized  that  pesticides  are
11    valuable  and  necessary to Illinois' agricultural production
12    and to the protection of man and his environment from  pests,
13    but  it  is  essential to our general health and welfare that
14    they be regulated to prevent adverse effects on man  and  his
15    environment.   New  pesticides  and  application  methods are
16    continually being synthesized  or  discovered  which  may  be
17    valuable  for  pest  control.   However,  such pesticides may
18    cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment or  may
19    be  injurious to animals or man if not properly used.  It is,
20    therefore, deemed necessary to provide for the regulation  of
21    pesticides.
22    (Source: P.A. 81-197.)

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