Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
GOVERNOR FLETCHER COMMENDS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL 94
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher commended the General Assembly for the passage of House Bill 94 (Meth Lab Cleanup).
“This is a much needed first step and I applaud the legislators for passing House Bill 94,” said Governor Fletcher. “We need to have standardized guidelines for cleaning up meth labs. These guidelines should ensure that former meth labs are properly cleaned and made safe for future use. Our citizens will be well served by this bill.”
House Bill 94, the Meth lab cleanup bill, will codify the procedures by placing the responsibility on law enforcement to notify the local public health authority and Cabinet for Health and Family Services of a property with a meth lab. It will also require public health officials to quarantine the property via physical notice and written notice to the county clerk for an official entry in the property file. The Environmental Public Protection Cabinet would create a professional clean-up vendor certification program and CHFS would create a web site to list property currently listed as contaminated from a meth cook.
“House Bill 94 helps to protect innocent children and adults from unknowingly entering a home where meth lab dangers still linger. This is a serious public health hazard,” said Representative Tanya Pullin (D-South Shore). “House Bill 94 is also a big first step in addressing clean up of these old meth labs and is important for environmental protection.”
Representative Pullin is the sponsor of House Bill 94. This legislation is a step in addressing the environmental impact caused by meth labs and the dangers they present to Kentucky citizens.