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

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...