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Record #: SO2012-8254   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 12/12/2012 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/5/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2, 4, 5 and 7 regarding control and treatment of bed bug infestation
Sponsors: Suarez, Regner Ray, Osterman, Harry, Silverstein, Debra L., Cardenas, George A., Lane, Lona
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 112 Dept. of Public Health, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 4 General Licensing Provisions, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 12 Residential Landlords & Tenants, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 28 Health Nuisances
Attachments: 1. SO2012-8254.pdf, 2. O2012-8254.pdf


SECTION 1. Section 2-112-160 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored and deleting the language struck through, as follows:

2-112-160 Commissioner - Enforcement powers and duties.
The commissioner of health shall have the following powers and duties: (a) Public health related powers and duties:
To enforce all the laws of the state and provisions of this Code in relation to matters pertaining to the public health and sanitary conditions of the city;
To enforce all regulations of the board of health or any other federal, state or local authority with power to make regulations concerning the public health;
To cause all nuisances affecting the health of the public to be abated with all reasonable promptness;
To determine when a disease is communicable or epidemic, and establish quarantine regulations whenever it is deemed necessary^
To enforce section 4-4-332, Article VIII of chapter 7-28 and all other code provisions applicable to bed bugs.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
SECTION 2. Chapter 4-4 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 4-4-332, as follows:

4-4-332 Bed bugs.
It is the responsibility of every licensee under this title 4 to provide pest control services when an infestation of bed bugs is found or suspected on any licensed premises. Every licensee shall maintain a written record of the pest control measures performed by the pest management professional and shall include reports and receipts prepared by the pest management professional relating to those measures taken. The record shall be maintained for three years and shall be open to inspection by the departments of health, buildings, and business affairs and consumer protection.
It shall be unlawful for any licensee under this title 4 which provides sleeping accommodations for hire or rent for transient occupancy by guests t...

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