Meth lab registration bill signed into law
STATEHOUSE – House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1141, co-authored by State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion), which addresses properties that have been affected by methamphetamine, was signed into law by Governor Pence.
“Prospective home buyers should have all the facts before they choose a home,” said Rep. Ober. “This law provides new consumer protections so Hoosier homebuyers know what they are getting before they sign on the dotted line.”
The new law will provide transparency for the public to know whether or not a home has been the site where methamphetamine was either manufactured or dumped. This information will be maintained by the Indiana State Police on a website that will list all properties that have been in contact with meth, even those that are already taken off of the public list.
Buyer’s will be able to see within the buyer’s agreement or realtor’s statement, if a home has a history with meth and whether or not that property has been properly decontaminated.
“Hoosiers deserve the peace of mind knowing that their home was properly decontaminated and now safe for their family,” said Rep. Ober.
Rep. Ober represents all of Noble County and portion of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.
NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Attached is a picture of Rep. Ober with Governor Pence and other members of the General Assembly at the bill signing of HEA 1141.