bed bug laws

Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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New York Governor Patterson signs bed bug disclosure bill; Maine quietly got there first

August 31, 2010

New York’s bed bug disclosure bill (A10356b), which requires landlords to disclose incidents of bed bugs in a building within the preceding year to prospective tenants, has been signed into law by Governor David Patterson (see this CNN story for more). You can read earlier Bedbugger posts on the bill here. This law only applies […]

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Bed bug insurance legislation proposed in New York State

August 13, 2010

VosIzNeias.com reports that New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson are proposing legislation to force insurers to offer bed bug insurance in New York State: The legislation provides that insurance companies must reimburse renters, homeowners, co-op and condo owners who experience a bedbug infestation for all infestation-related costs, […]

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Bed bug school disclosure bill also passed by NY legislature

June 28, 2010

Remember the bill which would require New York State school districts to notify all parents of children in the school if a bed bug is found there? New York Assembly Member Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Queens) has been expressing concern about this issue since late 2006, when reports of bed bugs in NYC public schools were […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill MAY apply to coops, Habitat Magazine says

June 28, 2010

Remember A10356 (S8130), the bed bug disclosure bill, that just passed in the New York legislature? It gives tenants the right to information on prior bed bug infestations in the property, going back a year.  (Note: though passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate, it only applies to New York City housing.) However, […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill awaits Governor’s signature; journalists still can’t ID bed bugs!

June 25, 2010

The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog has a new story on the bed bug disclosure bill currently in front of Governor David Paterson. The good news is that the New York State Senate and Assembly approved the bill yesterday. According to Brick Underground, once the Governor signs the bill into law (which usually takes a […]

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Bed bug mattress bill S7316b passed in New York

June 23, 2010

The New York State Senate passed S7316b, the mattress bill sponsored by Senator José Peralta (D-Queens) on Monday, June 15th, 2010. The bill first appeared as A7691, sponsored by  Assembly Member Nelson Castro (District 86).   (Here’s Peralta’s press release on the legislation.) The bill reads as follows: BILL NUMBER: S7316B TITLE OF BILL: An act […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill under consideration for New York City (amended)

June 8, 2010

We previously told you about A10356, the New York City bed bug disclosure bill introduced by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF) and currently under consideration in the New York Senate. As we noted previously, the bill originally called on New York City landlords to provide disclosure to prospective tenants of a building’s bed bug […]

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Bed Bug Bill A2072 headed for New Jersey Senate

May 21, 2010

The Quigley Bed Bug Bill (A2072) — so named because it was introduced by Joan Quigley (Jersey City) and L. Grace Spencer (Newark) — has now cleared the New Jersey State Assembly and is headed for the Senate, according to the Jersey Journal. The bill, if approved by the state Senate, would require landlords to […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill under consideration for New York City

May 11, 2010

If New York State Assembly Bill A10356 is approved, New York City landlords would have to disclose to tenants any bed bug infestations in the property during the last five years. The bill, sponsored by Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF), has the following purpose and provisions, outlined here: TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the […]

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Bed bug tax credit bill under consideration in New York State Assembly

May 11, 2010

There is a bill under consideration to give a tax credit to residents of New York State who lose property due to bed bugs in their homes. New York State Assembly Bill A10081, sponsored by Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF), is summarized as follows: SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The bill will amend section 606 of the […]

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Illinois House Bill 6439 passes, creating Illinois Bed Bug Task Force

May 4, 2010

We recently told you about House Bill 6439, which would create an Illinois Bed Bug Task Force. As of today, it has passed in both Houses of the Illinois General Assembly. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ken Dunkin in the House and Senator Heather Steans in the Senate. You can read more about it […]

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