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Section: Effect to be given certain statutory references upon taking effect of acts adopting new Titles 2A and 3A

Statute: 13:1F-28

10. a. A pesticide, other than a low impact pesticide, may be applied on school property in response to an emergency, without complying with the provisions of sections 7 and 8 of this act, provided the requirements of subsection b. of this section are met. b. Within 24 hours after the application of a pesticide pursuant to this section, or on the morning of the next school day, whichever is earlier, the local school board, the board of trustees of a charter school, or the principal or chief administrator of a private school, as appropriate, shall provide to each parent or guardian of a student enrolled at the school, and staff member of the school, notice of the application of the pesticide for emergency pest control that includes: (1) the information required for a notice under section 7 of this act; (2) a description of the problem and the factors that qualified the problem as an emergency that threatened the health or safety of a student or staff member; and (3) if necessary, a description of the steps that will be taken in the future to avoid emergency application of a pesticide pursuant to this section. c. The local school board, the board of trustees of a charter school, or the principal or chief administrator of a private school, as appropriate, may provide the notice required by subsection b. of this section by: (1) written notice sent home with the student and provided to the staff member; (2) a telephone call; (3) direct contact; or (4) electronic mail. d. When a pesticide is applied pursuant to this section, the local school board, the board of trustees of a charter school, or the principal or chief administrator of a private school, as appropriate, shall post a sign warning of the pesticide application at the time of the application of the pesticide, in accordance with the provisions of section 8 of this act. e. If there is an application of a pesticide pursuant to this section, the local school board, the board of trustees of a charter school, or the principal or chief administrator of a private school, as appropriate, shall modify the school integrated pest management policy of the school or school district if necessary, to minimize the future emergency applications of pesticides under this section. L.2002,c.117,s.10.

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