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house Bill H.R. 2248

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Consumer Protection and Commerce
    IntroducedMay 5th, 2009

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Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009

Official Title

To establish a grant program to assist States in inspecting hotel rooms for bed bugs, and for other purposes.


Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to to assist states in carrying out inspections of lodging facilities for cimex lectularius, commonly known as the bed bug. Allows states to use grants to conduct inspections, train inspection personnel, contract with a commercial applicator to inspect and treat lodging facilities, and educate lodging proprietors and staff about prevention and eradication of bed bugs. Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on the effectiveness of the grant program. Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to include bed bug prevention and management in public housing agency plans. Amends the Public Health Service Act to include bed bug prevention and control under the block grant program for preventive health services. Requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate the public health implications of bed bugs on lodging and housing and report to Congress.

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