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Substitute Senate Bill No. 72

Public Act No. 14-100

AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR THE GROWING OF RUNNING BAMBOO.

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

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 22a-381e of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) No person shall plant running bamboo or allow running bamboo to be planted on his or her property at a location that is [one hundred] forty feet or less from any abutting property or public right-of-way. [unless such planting is contained by a properly constructed and maintained barrier system or such running bamboo is planted above ground in a container or planter such that the running bamboo does not come in contact with the surrounding soil. ] Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection shall be fined one hundred dollars. In the case of a continuing violation, each day of continuance shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense until such time as such bamboo is removed or contained by a properly installed and constructed barrier system. [The provisions of this subsection shall not be deemed to apply to any running bamboo planted on or before October 1, 2013. ]

Sec. 2. Section 22a-381e of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (f) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (f) Allowing running bamboo to grow beyond the boundaries of a parcel of property that a person owns shall be deemed to be a nuisance.

Approved June 6, 2014