2015 Legislation - SB 328 - Notice of Pesticide Use by Landlords

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Signed by Governor

Updated 7/6/15

What SB 328 Says

This bill would require that a landlord or the landlord’s authorize agent provide a current tenant with notice about the use of pesticides at the dwelling unit. ECHO believes that recent amendments reduce potential liability to an HOA, and have changed our position to "Neutral."

Full Summary of SB 328

From the Legislative Counsel's Digest:

Existing law regulates the hiring of dwelling units, as defined. Existing law requires a landlord of a residential dwelling unit to provide a new tenant with certain disclosures, including, but not limited to, specified notice from a registered structural pest control company regarding the use of pesticides at the dwelling unit if a contract for periodic pest control service has been executed. 
This bill would require the landlord or the landlord’s authorized agent, as defined, to provide a tenant, and any tenant of adjacent units, with specified notice of the use of pesticides at the dwelling unit if the landlord or authorized agent applies any pesticide without a licensed structural pest control operator.
The bill would require the posing of a similar notice at least 24 hours prior to application of any pesticide to a common area without a licensed structural pest control operator, unless the pest poses an immediate threat to health and safety, in which case the notice would be required to be posted as soon as practicable, but not later than one hour after the pesticide is applied.


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