A bill introduced to the local government and housing committee of the senate about illegal drug laboratories in homes was approved on March 10.
SB 23-148, presented by Colorado Sen. Lisa Cutter, adds to current laws about remediation. Currently, the department of public health and environment certifies people who assess, decontaminate or sample property that once were sites of illegal drug laboratories.
The bill adds a requirement that the department will inspect the work of each certified person once every three years. If errors are found, remedial education or decertification will ensue for the responsible party.
The bill also requires the department to create a public database of buildings that have been used as illegal drug laboratories. A building can be removed from the database five years after the property has been decontaminated.
Next, the bill will be heard by the Senate Finance Committee for adjustments to the budget.