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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6881

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 3111

 

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Referred to Committee on HOUSING

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. BUTLER, 72nd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES BY LANDLORDS.

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

That section 47a-13 of the general statutes be amended to allow tenants to procure reasonable substitute housing forty-eight hours, rather than two business days, after a landlord fails to provide required essential services such as heat, hot water, running water or electricity.

Statement of Purpose:

To shorten the time period that tenants are without required essential services provided by landlords.