HB16-1141 - Radon Exposure In Buildings

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Protection Of Colorado Residents From The Hazards Associated With Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials In Buildings.

The bill provides a number of protections to the citizens of Colorado from the hazards associated with naturally occurring radioactive materials in buildings, specifically the hazards from radon and uranium mill tailings.

The Colorado department of public health and environment (CDPHE) must develop a statewide educational program to educate the public, real estate brokers, and builders about radon gas, including health risks, testing options, and mitigation techniques. CDPHE must also establish a program to provide financial assistance to low-income individuals for radon mitigation in their homes.

The bill extends by 10 years (from 2017 to 2027) the uranium mill tailings remedial action fund, which pays for a program that provides information to the public on uranium mill tailings contamination in residences and commercial buildings.

Section 2 of the bill abolishes the uranium mill tailings remedial action oversight committee.

Latest update: April 21, 2016
04/21/2016 Governor Signed
04/15/2016 Sent to the Governor
04/15/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/14/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/01/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/24/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/09/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/08/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/07/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/04/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/09/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/21/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment