The Arizona Pest Professional Organization (AzPPO) needs your help!
At one point in time, the Department of Agriculture had counted 1,000 unlicensed companies/individuals providing pest management services in our state.
SB 1304 requires the Department of Agriculture to educate the public about the importance of hiring a licensed individual and imposes a class 2 misdemeanor penalty for unlicensed activity.
You can register your support in the Legislature’s Request to Speak (RTS) System. The RTS System does not mean you have to speak at the legislature, like the name suggests. While requesting to speak is an option with the system, the RTS System is an online tool that allows individuals to register their support or opposition for a bill from anywhere.
For more information about the RTS System, please see this document
. Unfortunately, to activate an RTS System account, the account has to be verified at the State Capitol first. However, Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs (GSPA), AzPPO's government affairs team, is willing to help you get your account set up so you do not have to go to the State Capitol. The attached document provides directions on how to have GSPA set up your account. If you do go to the State Capitol and would like to create your account yourself, computer kiosks are available in both the House and Senate on the first floor of either building to do so.