OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5335

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS REGARDING THE TREATMENT OF BED BUG INFESTATIONS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 5124)

House Calendar No.: 171

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which establishes a framework for identifying and treating bed bug infestations in residential rental properties, has no fiscal impact. The provision regulates the responsibilities that both the landlords and tenants have if such infestations occur.

The bill (also) has no fiscal impact by requiring the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) to develop and publish guidelines on investigating and treating bed bug infestation within available appropriations. The agency currently produces information guides addressing bed bugs, which is available on the AES website.

House “A” makes various modifications to the framework for identifying and treating bed bug infestations of the underlying bill and has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None