OLR Bill Analysis

SB 79

AN ACT CLARIFYING PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL STATUTES REGARDING THE USE OF PROPERLY INSTALLED AND CONSTRUCTED BARRIER SYSTEMS FOR CERTAIN PLANTINGS.

SUMMARY:

This bill makes a conforming change to PA 14-100 by removing a reference to bamboo that is properly contained. The law prohibits people from planting, or letting anyone plant, “running bamboo” (i.e., bamboo in the genus Phyllostachys, including yellow-groove bamboo) on his or her property within 40 feet of abutting property or a public right of way. PA 14-100 eliminated an option of containing bamboo by a barrier system.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

25

Nay

4

(02/24/2016)