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Brazil Senate committee rejects poor agchem use law

Draft legislation to make poor use of pesticides a crime has been rejected by a Brazilian parliamentary select committee, national media report. The Senate’s constitutional and justice committee, the CCJ, has rejected draft law 3649/08 presented by Senator Edson Duarte to punish either the excessive or any non-recommended use of pesticides. Rapporteur MP Felipe Maia says that it is not required as existing legislation (Law 7802/89) “punishes more severely [such acts] than what the proposed legislation would”. That includes a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment or four years if committed with intent. Senator Duarte disagrees, saying that the current law does not offer peremptory penalties. He would require the support of 52 MPs to keep his proposals before Parliament, investment newswire DCI reports.


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