Ohio Apiary Owners Immunity Bill
Ohio House Passed HB 496 June 9, 2020
The Ohio Apiary Owners Immunity bill was originally presented in the 2017-2018 session of the Ohio Legislature. It passed the Ohio House, then remained in committee in the Senate, as the 2018 election season began.
Representative Dick Stein (District 57) and Representative James Hoops (District 81) have re-introduced the bill for this session. HB 496, the Apiary Owners Immunity Bill was voted on June 9, 2020 and passed by the Ohio House of Representatives. The Bill now moves to the Ohio Senate. LEAD for Pollinators will continue to work with the Bill’s Sponsors to move it forward.
To read the bill and committee testimony select this link
Thank you to all who joined with LEAD for Pollinators (an Ohio nonprofit) and Beyond Pesticides and emailed a support letter encouraging your Ohio Representative to vote for HB 496, the Ohio Apiary Owners Immunity Bill.
LEAD for Pollinators is actively working to protect pollinators:
Akron, OH- Beekeeping and Urban Agriculture ordinances
Massachusetts: H.4650 Arbovirus Concerns H.4650 Text of Bill FAQ H. 4650 Legislator Testimony Massachusetts Advocates News Release 6-2-20 Support letter for Mass Bee Representative for Task Force
TAKE ACTION- OCTOBER 2020–Support the action of our collaborator, NOFA/MASS, to protect pollinators and other beneficial insects from neonics in Massachusetts. Massachusetts residents your State Legislators Need to Hear From You. TAKE ACTION Today at https://actionnetwork.org/letters/ask-your-legislators-to-cosponsor-the-pollinator-protection-act/
LEAD for Pollinators Comment letters for policy & legislative actions:
Joining with fellow advocates:
Beyond Pesticides-Clypryalid PID-July 2020
Massachusetts Neonic Scientific Literature Review June 2020
Beyond Pesticides- Proposed Revised Decision on Some Neonics- May 2020
Food & Water Watch and Friends of the Earth-Treasury Secy Disaster Relief for Farmers- April 2020
Coming Clean- COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program- April 2020
Take Action As A Keeper of the Ecosystem With Our Partners
Please take action through our advocacy partners on these issues affecting pollinators and the keepers of our ecosystem. Some actions may be for local or state residents only.
Select a link below to be directed to their current advocacy action for a healthy and sustainable ecosystem.
Friends of the Earth
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Food Safety
Pesticide Action Network
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides