Minnesota lawmakers considering bill to allow local rules on Pesticides

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- State lawmakers are considering a bill that would let Minnesota cities adopt their own pesticide control ordinances.

The bill is sponsored by Representative Brad Tabke of Shakopee.

The measure would let city councils make local rules on pesticides, but farmers and the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District would remain exempt.

The bill is expected to be considered next in the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee.