BROOKSTON, Ind. (WLFI) — A local state representative is proposing a bill to crack down on pesticide violations.
Don Lehe of Brookston said the current fines for pesticide misuse are so low, some companies treat them as part of the cost of doing business.
The fines are applied when too much pesticide drifts from where it's being applied to other properties.
Right now, the fee is $250.
Lehe's bill would up that to $500 for a first violation, a $1,000 fine the second time, and $2,500 after that.
The bill unanimously passed the House of Representatives Thursday and was sent to the state Senate.