Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed a bill that will ban the use of chlorpyrifos in the state beginning January 1, 2019. The law allows users of the pesticide to apply for a temporary permit allowing its use until December 31, 2022, and prohibits the use of pesticides near schools during normal school hours. The bill was passed in May 2018 by a unanimous Hawaii legislature.

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