Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bed Bugs Hearing Coming Up at NYC Council

New York vs Bed Bugs sent word that the New York City Council will hold a hearing on three bed bug bills on Tuesday, February 24 at 1 p.m.

The bills are:

--Intro 57, the bed bug task force bill, including a ban on the sale of reconditioned mattresses. (Did you know you could be paying top dollar for an infested mattress?)

--Intro 872, a mattress and furniture disposal bill—bags and stickers from the Sanitation Department

--Intro 873, a bed bug education bill that would create a training program for property owners and pest control operators at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and a bed bug hotline.

NYvBB says, "Come to the hearing to show your support and/or to testify. Tell the New York City Council that bed bugs are a threat to the quality of life and health and happiness of all New Yorkers. No advance registration is necessary to testify in person, but the committee counsel would appreciate a heads up (via email). People can just show up and sign in with the Sergeant-at-Arms. In general, 2-3 minutes are allowed for testimony."

You can also submit written testimony via email before the date of the hearing directly to the Health Committee Counsel, Adira Siman, at ASiman@council.nyc.gov

New York vs Bed Bugs is tracking developments here.

- Six Bedbug-Filled Mattresses in Brooklyn Heights?
- The Secret Life of Bedbugs Brooklyn Eagle
- Bedbugs in Brooklyn: They're Here. Get Used to It Brooklyn Eagle
- Brooklyn Bed Bug Complaints Soar 1,900 Percent!

- Brooklyn Living: Beware of Garbage With Something Written on It
- Brooklyn's Bed Bug Club: Everybody Welcome

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1 comment:

Renee said...

Thanks so much for spreading the word.

I like how you tagged this HEALTH. That's part of the challenge, making sure they really get it.

All the best...