L. Grace Spencer

Quigley Bed Bug Bill A2072 Clears Assembly Panel

February 9, 2010

A2072, the New Jersey Assembly bed bug bill sponsored by sponsored by NJ Assembly Members Joan Quigley (Jersey City) and L. Grace Spencer (Newark) — a.k.a. The Quigley Bed Bug Bill — has now passed in the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee. An earlier bill passed in the New Jersey Assembly as A3203 during […]

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New Jersey: all hands on deck! A-3203 coming up for discussion tomorrow!

February 4, 2009

PolicickerNJ reports A-3203 is coming up for consideration Thursday. Also to be considered is legislation (A-3203) Assembly members Joan M. Quigley (D-Hudson), L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex), L. Harvey Smith (D-Hudson), Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex) and Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden) sponsored to hold landlords responsible for keeping multi-unit apartment complexes free of bedbug infestations. The sponsors crafted the […]

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Status of New Jersey bed bug extermination bill A3203: so far so good

December 9, 2008

We now have a status update on the bill in the New Jersey Assembly which would make landlords entirely responsible for eradicating bed bugs in rental properties. According to PolitickerNJ.com, The Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee released the measure 5- 0 with one abstention. It now heads to the Assembly Speaker, who decides if […]

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Bed bug bill in New Jersey General Assembly: A-3203

September 17, 2008

New Jersey Assembly members Joan M. Quigley, L. Grace Spencer, and L. Harvey Smith introduced legislation (A-3203) on Monday which would make New Jersey landlords wholly responsible for eliminating bed bugs from rented accommodation. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee for a hearing. Here’s a video of Joan […]

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New Jersey legislators pushing to make landlords pay for bed bug treatment

July 30, 2008

As we’ve noted recently, New Jersey’s Warranty of Habitability laws currently state that landlords of buildings with three or more apartments have to pay for their tenants’ bed bug treatment. But the laws don’t prohibit landlords from passing on the costs to tenants. The real problem with this is that it means some folks may […]

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