STATEHOUSE (March 4, 2014) — A bill co-sponsored by State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) to more effectively handle properties containing meth labs in Indiana passed the Senate today by a 47-0 vote.
House Bill 1141 requires the Indiana State Police to operate a database logging methamphetamine lab seizures, creating transparency for future renters and homeowners in our state.
In 2013, the Indiana State Police reported the seizure of more than 1,800 meth labs across the state.
“Properties seized as meth labs often still contain dangerous chemicals, offering unsafe living conditions for Hoosiers who don’t know the home has been contaminated,” Head said. “This legislation encourages more transparent handling of information concerning contaminated homes, making renters and buyers more informed about where they are living. Ultimately, this bill and will create healthier, safer communities in Indiana.”
HB 1141 now returns to the House of Representatives for final legislative review.