OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6032

AN ACT CLARIFYING PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL STATUTES CONCERNING THE USE OF BARRIER SYSTEMS FOR CERTAIN PLANTINGS.

SUMMARY:

This bill makes a conforming change to PA 14-100, which (1) prohibits people from planting, or letting anyone plant, “running bamboo” (i.e., bamboo in the genus Phyllostachys, including yellow-groove bamboo) on their property within 40 feet of abutting property or a public right of way and (2) eliminates the option of containing bamboo by a barrier system or above-ground planter. The bill removes an obsolete reference to bamboo that is properly contained.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

25

Nay

2

(02/27/2015)