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Public Act 096-1330


 

Public Act 1330 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 096-1330
 
HB6439 EnrolledLRB096 21068 RPM 36918 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Structural Pest Control Act is amended by
adding Section 10.15 as follows:
 
    (225 ILCS 235/10.15 new)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2012)
    Sec. 10.15. Findings and Council report. The General
Assembly makes the following findings:
        (1) The quality of life for a growing number of
    Illinois families has been impacted by a significant
    increase in bed bug (Cimex lectularius) infestations.
        (2) A joint EPA/CDC statement recognizes bed bugs as a
    pest of public health importance.
        (3) Bed bug infestations are increasing, are difficult
    to abate, and pose a challenge to those affected by those
    infestations.
        (4) There is a lack of public awareness about bed bug
    prevention, management, and control, necessitating the
    need for education of consumers, tenants, landlords,
    property owners, and managers.
        (5) In April of 2009, the United States Environmental
    Protection Agency held its first National Bed Bug Summit to
    solicit recommendations on dealing with the growing public
    nuisance of bed bugs; among the major recommendations
    emanating from the summit was the importance of legislative
    support and better education about bed bugs for governments
    and elected officials.
        (6) It is in the public interest to study the increase
    in bed bug infestations and make specific recommendations
    for addressing this growing public nuisance.
    The Structural Pest Control Advisory Council shall convene
a subcommittee to develop a report to the General Assembly with
recommendations on the prevention, management, and control of
bed bug infestations. The report shall include, but not be
limited to, recommendations related to the availability of
education materials on bed bug prevention, management, and
control; proper transport, storage, and disposal of bed bug
infested materials; promote the development of effective
treatment methods or options to eradicate bed bug infestation;
and increasing knowledge and awareness among tenants,
landlords, and property managers and owners about preventing
bed bug infestations.
    In addition to the members of the Structural Pest Control
Advisory Council, the subcommittee may include: a
representative of a nonprofit organization, particularly one
involved with tenant advocacy issues; a representative of
apartment associations; and staff from the Illinois Housing
Development Authority and the Office of the Illinois Attorney
General. The members of the subcommittee shall serve without
compensation for their duties or expenses incurred with the
work of the subcommittee.
    The Structural Pest Control Advisory Council shall issue
its report to the General Assembly on or before December 31,
2011. This Section is repealed on January 1, 2012.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/27/2010