An Act to Protect Pollinator Habitat
H.956 • S.573
Sponsored by Representative Mary Keefe (D-Worcester) & Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester)
A rapid decline in pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies, and bats is threatening biodiversity both globally and here at home. The thousands of plant-pollinator interactions that sustain our food supply and natural environment are under threat by multiple, interacting factors including habitat loss, pesticide use, invasive species, disease, and climate change.
This bill would:
- Establish a commission to investigate methods and solutions to protect and promote the health of pollinators.
- Require the commission to include individuals with expertise in the protection of pollinators, wildlife, and native plants.