SB13-219 - Methamphetamine Laboratory Remediation

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Remediation Performed On Property Contaminated By An Illegal Drug Laboratory.

Currently, the state board of health may promulgate rules for the cleanup of illegal drug labs. The bill requires the board to implement and promulgate rules addressing the following:

  • Testing and evaluating contamination;
  • Training and certifying people to assess and clean up illegal drug laboratories;
  • Approval of consultants' or contractors' trainers; and
  • Certifying that property meets the cleanup standards established by the board.

The board is also directed to establish fees and administrative penalties to implement these standards.

Currently, a person who documents cleaning up an illegal drug lab to the board's standards is immune from a lawsuit but the manufacturer of the illegal drugs is not immune. The bill adds, as a person who is not immune, a person convicted of possession of chemicals, supplies, or equipment with intent to manufacture the illegal drugs.

A person who violates a rule of the board is subject to a penalty of up to $15,000. The bill sets procedures for notifying a person of an alleged violation and issuing an order and establishes standards for taking administrative action and determining the penalty.

Latest update: May 28, 2013
05/28/2013 Governor Action - Signed
05/21/2013 Sent to the Governor
05/21/2013 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/21/2013 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/06/2013 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/06/2013 House Third Reading Passed
05/03/2013 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments
05/03/2013 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/01/2013 House Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/24/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed
04/24/2013 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government
04/23/2013 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments
04/19/2013 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/11/2013 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/15/2013 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services