06RS HB591


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HB 591 (BR 2017) - T. Pullin, M. Denham

     AN ACT relating to methamphetamine contamination.
     Create a new section of subchapter 1 of KRS Chapter 224 to provide for standards and certification of cleanup of properties contaminated by clandestine methamphetamine production; provide for definitions; provide for statutory standards for cleanup, or alternative standards by administrative regulation; provide for the establishment through administrative regulation of standards for training and certification of contractors for cleanup work; provide for required notification prior to agreement to a lease or sale of contaminated property; provide for release of owner liability if property meets standards for cleanup; provide for notifications of state agencies of property contamination; provide for listing of contaminated properties and removal from list if cleaned up to standards; provide for authority to promulgate administrative regulations to effect provisions of the section and to determine requirements for contractor documentation.


     HCS/LM - Establish responsibilities of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; permit a local health department to attach methamphetamine-contaminated property until the property is cleaned up; make technical changes.

     HFA (1, T. Pullin) - Make technical changes.

     HFA (2, T. Pullin) - Clarify that a local health department shall rely on its KRS Chapter 212 powers to protect the public from health hazards posed by methamphetamine contamination.

     Feb 15-introduced in House
     Feb 17-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)
     Feb 21-reassigned to Seniors, Military Affairs, and Public Safety (H)
     Mar 13-posted in committee; posting waived
     Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 21-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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