N.J. Senate Approves Bill to Eradicate Bedbugs
According to reports from The Associated Press, the New Jersey Senate has approved a measure aimed at stamping out bedbugs. The legislation (S-2543) is sponsored by state Sen. Robert Singer (R-Ocean) and passed by a 35-1 vote.
The bill would require commercial facilities that have beds to have agreements in place with exterminators to eradicate bedbugs, if they are found. Hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters and hotels all would have to sign bedbug treatment and maintenance plans, according to the new measure.
“Bedbugs are a formidable pest problem that must be dealt with swiftly and efficiently,” says Singer. “It is in everyone’s best interest to have a comprehensive plan in place to keep people safe.”
Having passed in the Senate with overwhelming support from both parties, the legislation will head to the state Assembly.
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