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Bill Detail: SB23-148

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Title Illegal Drug Laboratory Property And Certification
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Housing
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors M. Lindsay (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
House Committee Transportation, Housing and Local Government
Senate Committee Local Government and Housing
Date Introduced 02/10/2023

Under current law, the department of public health and
environment (department) certifies people who assess, decontaminate, or
sample property that contained illegal drug laboratories. The bill adds a
requirement that the department inspect the work of each certified person
at least once every 3 years. If the department determines that a certified
person failed to perform an assessment, decontamination, or sampling
correctly, the department is directed to require the person to participate
in remedial education or, if the failure was willful and is likely to be
repeated, the department shall decertify the person.
The bill requires the department to create a public database of
buildings that have been used as illegal drug laboratories. A building must
be removed from the database 5 years after the property has been

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