BILL SUMMARY for SB09-060
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
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|Refer Senate Bill 09-060 to the Committee of the W||PASS|
05:43 PM -- Senate Bill 09-060
Representative Soper, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 09-060 concerning clarifications to the law regarding testing illegal drug laboratories for methamphetamine. The bill defines the term illegal drug laboratory to be areas where controlled substances are manufactured, processed, cooked, disposed of, used or stored. It also includes nearby areas. In addition, the State Board of Health is required to establish procedures for the testing and evaluation of contamination caused by an illegal drug laboratory. Any contract to sell contaminated property cannot limit the right of the buyer to test the property or to cancel the contract based upon the results of the tests.
05:45 PM -- Tim Gablehouse, Colorado Emergency Planning Commission, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Gablehouse discussed state methamphetamine cleanup efforts. He stated that the bill fixes certain glitches in existing statutes with regard to real estate transactions and methamphetamine contamination. He indicated his hope that the State Board of Health will be able to develop a test similar to that for radon that will alert a buyer to the presence of residue from methamphetamine. Mr. Gablehouse responded to questions from the committee about the difficulty of cleaning up a house that has been contaminated with methamphetamine.
|TIME: || 05:51:15 PM|
|MOTION:||Refer Senate Bill 09-060 to the Committee of the Whole with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.|
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS