March 26, 2009 -
In hindsight, HB404 should have been in place years ago, said Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, one of the bill's sponsors.
"We have 12 cops who are now dead who went into those homes not knowing the risk," Buttars said, noting that scores more are sick.
Under HB404, now awaiting the governor's signature, property owners would be required to disclose to potential buyers or renters if a structure was contaminated by meth. Enforcement would be conducted through a civil lawsuit.
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