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Senate passes bill banning rental of units with bed bugs

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The State Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to prohibit landlords from renting units with known bed-bug infestations. The bill outlines the steps landlords must follow when an infestation is discovered. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 240 requires landlords to eradicate any bed bugs discovered within 60 days of initial occupancy. They must have their units inspected for …

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Tenant right to counsel bill released from House committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to guarantee tenants the right to legal counsel in eviction proceedings was released from the House Housing and Community Affairs Committee Wednesday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 101 will now advance to the House of Representatives for consideration.  Among other things, the bill: Creates a right to legal representation for renters facing eviction whose household income is …