Yet Another Bill Introduced, Senate Bill 12-162. “CONCERNING VERIFICATION OF REMEDIATION PERFORMED ON PROPERTY CONTAMINATED BY AN ILLEGAL DRUG LABORATORY”.
Below are excerpts from the bill:
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does
not reflect any amendments that may be subsequently adopted. If this bill
passes third reading in the house of introduction, a bill summary that
applies to the reengrossed version of this bill will be available at
Section 4 of the bill creates a verification process for remediation of properties contaminated by illegal drug laboratories. A local governing body:
! Reviews documentation of a property owner’s remediation;
! Retests a property to confirm that the property owner’s remediation complied with the clean-up standards established by the state board of health;
! Issues a certificate of compliance to a property owner whose remediation meets the clean-up standards; and ! Files an action to abate a public nuisance against a property that the property owner fails to remediate upon receiving notice that prior remediation efforts did not meet the clean-up standards.
Section 2 of the bill imposes a surcharge on persons convicted of methamphetamine-related offenses to fund implementation of the verification process. Section 5 creates the methamphetamine laboratory clean-up cash fund.