CPCA Bed Bug Legislation Signed Into Law

CPCA Bed Bug Legislation Signed Into Law

HB 1328 positions pest management professionals as a private-sector solution for Colorado’s rampant bed bug problem.

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DENVER, Colo. – On June 3, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) signed into law HB 1328, Duties for Landlords and Tenants Addressing the Presence of Bed Bugs in Residential Premises, a bill that positions pest management professionals as a private-sector solution for Colorado’s rampant bed bug problem, NPMA reported.
 
HB 1328 requires tenants to promptly notify a landlord when a lessee knows or reasonably suspects that a rented residential unit contains bed bugs. Not more than 96 hours after receiving notice, a landlord in most circumstances must hire a pest management professional to inspect and treat the dwelling unit and any contiguous dwelling units for bed bugs. Except as otherwise provided, a landlord is responsible for all costs associated with mitigating bed bugs. 
 
The full text of HB 1328 can be found here.