Introduced by Rep. Andy Schor (D) on December 12, 2013, to establish the duties of both landlords and tenants related to a rental unit that is infested with bedbugs. A landlord would be prohibited from renting a unit that he or she knows is infested with bedbugs; required to have the premises treated by pest control professional; required to notify subsequent rental applicants that the unit was treated, and more. Tenants would be required to grant reasonable access to pest control personnel and comply with the control protocols established by the landlord. The bill authorizes penalties and legal remedies. See also Senate Bill 657. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on December 12, 2013.
Reported in the House on March 20, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Health Policy.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on March 20, 2014.