Bed Bug Bill Introduced Into Missouri State Legislature
KSDK.com (St. Louis, MO)
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) - Bedbugs are spreading in Missouri, and
a state lawmaker says landlords and tenants need to know what to do
about the bloodsucking pests.
Sen. Kevin Engler has introduced legislation requiring tenants in
multi-family homes to report any bedbugs they see to their landlord
within 48 hours.
The landlord would then have up to three weeks to inspect the
rental unit and get rid of the tiny insects. Landlords would not be
responsible for any bedbug damage to a tenant's property unless
they knew about the pests and chose to do nothing.
Engler, a Republican from Farmington, says state health officials
asked him to file a measure, as infestations are becoming more
common in several parts of Missouri.
Bed bugs bill is SB846 Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov