New fines for holdings for pesticides may be postponed in Russia

Published May 21, 2024

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The State Duma has tabled plans to delay a bill that seeks to increase administrative fines for agricultural holdings for pesticide-related offenses. The bill, which was backed by the Government, has been deemed premature by the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues due to doubts over the necessity of the proposed fines' increase and concerns about the bill's lack of data supporting a rise in pesticide-related administrative offenses. Originally put forward in March by the Tyumen Regional Duma, the bill aimed to raise fines for these offenses fourfold, the last revisions to which were made in 2007.
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At today's meeting of the State Duma, the Duma Council plans to postpone consideration of the issue of increasing administrative fines for agricultural holdings for violations when handling pesticides. Interfax reports this with reference to its own source familiar with the preparation of the document. Deputies were supposed to consider the corresponding bill this Wednesday in the first reading. Previously, the document was supported by the Government. However, the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues considers such a decision premature. In this regard, the Legislation Committee proposed that the Council postpone the consideration of the bill for an indefinite period. Lawmakers explained this for two reasons. In particular, they believe that the current Russian legislation in the agricultural sector already sufficiently regulates issues related to ensuring the safety of pesticides. The politicians also noted that the explanatory note to the bill does not provide information ...
Source: Rosng
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