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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana meth lab registry to go online"

Emily Metheny, TheStatehouseFile.com, reports in the Louisville Courier Journal in a story that begins:

NDIANAPOLIS – A new state law should protect Hoosier homebuyers and real estate agents from buying or selling properties contaminated by meth labs.

The law — passed as House Bill 1141 — puts Indiana State Police in charge of a registry that will list all houses or apartments that have been used to produce meth, until they’ve been decontaminated.

The list will be open to the public.

“It’s a big bill for consumer protection and citizens,” said state police Sgt. Niki Crawford. She said the “brunt of the work” has been done and the links would be working on July 1, when the law goes into effect.

The law calls for a house or apartment to be added to the meth lab registry website 180 or more days after it was reported to the police. That gives the owner time to decontaminate the property before it goes on the list. The listing must then be removed within 90 days of decontamination.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 3, 2014 09:35 AM
Posted to Indiana Government