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Illegal Drug Laboratory Property And Certification

Concerning property used to illegally manufacture drugs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The act requires the department of public health and environment (department) to create a public database of buildings that have been used as illegal drug laboratories involving methamphetamine. The department must remove a building from the database 5 years after the property has been decontaminated. The database must notify the public as to whether the property has been decontaminated.

A law enforcement agency and an industrial hygienist are required to notify the department upon discovering an illegal drug laboratory that manufactured methamphetamine on residential property.

Colorado law creates a warranty of habitability that authorizes a tenant to void a lease if the property is not habitable. The act adds to the warranty a failure to remediate residential property that has been used as an illegal drug laboratory to make methamphetamine.

To implement the act, $74,516 is appropriated to the department from the general fund.

APPROVED by Governor June 2, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details