Legislative Strides in 2023
Marillian Missiti, Buono Pest Control Co., Inc.
As we step into 2024, I would like to provide an update on our legislative landscape and the remarkable strides we achieved in 2023. From state victories to federal milestones and collaborative efforts with the EPA, this issue highlights the impact of your support, our dedicated public policy team and the commitment of our volunteers. Join us in reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and setting the stage for your vital role in shaping the future of pest management in 2024.
In the realm of state legislatures, 2023 brought forth both challenges and notable victories. Our State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPARs) and member advocates faced unruly legislation in the Northeast and neonicotinoid debates in the West. Their strategic engagement, coupled with your support, successfully defended our industry against potentially burdensome outcomes. This update celebrates the resilience of our members and highlights the strategic achievements that marked our state-level advocacy.
As we charted the course at the federal level, our public policy team and volunteers undertook the crucial task of embedding pesticide preemption language in the Farm Bill. The collaborative efforts of our Preemption Task Force and the active involvement of our engaged members played a pivotal role. This update offers insights into the intricate strategies employed, recognizing the collective impact of our members in shaping federal policies that resonate across the nation.
From state victories to federal milestones and collaborative efforts with the EPA, THIS ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT, our dedicated public policy team and the commitment of our volunteers.
In 2023, our relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evolved significantly. Our public policy team collaborated with regulatory groups, emphasizing the importance of unity. Your support as members was instrumental in advocating for science-based regulatory decisions that safeguard both our industry and the environment. This update delves into the achievements, challenges and ongoing collaborative efforts with the EPA.
The last year has been a year of challenges and triumphs for the pest management industry. As we look to 2024, an election year, we anticipate dynamic legislative sessions. NPMA is already engaging with various states on legislation and remains vigilant in safeguarding the industry’s interests.