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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5916

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 1820

   

Referred to Committee on HOUSING

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. AYALA, 128th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING LANDLORD ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP OF PROPERTY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That chapter 833a of the general statutes be amended to (1) permit state and local housing inspectors to provide notice to a landlord of an alleged violation of a municipal ordinance or public health code provision by means of regular mail or hand delivery, and (2) provide state and local officials with a greater array of punishment that may be imposed on a landlord found to have violated a municipal ordinance or public health code provision and that such punishment include, but not be limited to, the imposition of community service on a landlord and treating any violation of a municipal ordinance or the public health code as a class D felony.

Statement of Purpose:

To hold a landlord more accountable for ensuring that his or her property is in compliance with applicable municipal ordinances and the public health code.