Legislature(2003 - 2004)

03/31/2003 01:38 PM JUD

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              SB  9-CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES                                                                           
          CSHB 59(FIN)am-CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES                                                                      
                                                                                                                              
SENATOR GRETCHEN GUESS,  sponsor of SB 9, told members  that SB 9                                                               
was heard and  held in the Senate Judiciary  Committee last week.                                                               
The committee substitute (CS) to SB  9, with the exception of one                                                               
change proposed  by Senator Cowdery  in the Senate  State Affairs                                                               
Committee, is identical to CSHB 59(FIN)am that passed the House.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEEKINS  noted that Senator  Guess and  Representative Holm                                                               
have done a tremendous amount of work  on both SB 9 and HB 59 and                                                               
he is impressed with the measure.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR THERRIAULT asked how draperies  and furnishings that have                                                               
soaked up  chemicals would be  certified as clean or  whether the                                                               
contents of the dwelling would have to be disposed of.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. JOS  GOVAARS, staff to  Representative Holm, said  that would                                                               
depend upon the  size of the methamphetamine lab. If  the size of                                                               
the  lab  was  significant  and chemicals  were  spilled  on  the                                                               
furnishings, they would have to be disposed of properly.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  GUESS said  she  expects the  regulations  for clean  up                                                               
would address the furnishings.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  THERRIAULT  noted  that  the  walls  would  have  to  be                                                               
stripped of paint  because of the fumes from the  operation so he                                                               
would assume the fumes would permeate the furnishings also.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. GOVAARS agreed.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  FRENCH   moved  CSHB   59(FIN)am  from   committee  with                                                               
individual recommendations.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR OGAN  objected and  stated the bill  is extensive  and no                                                               
one has testified.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEEKINS noted that public  testimony on the bill was closed                                                               
earlier.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  ELLIS  said  his understanding  is  that  Senator  Guess                                                               
answered all  of the questions  about her  bill as well  as those                                                               
that  pertain to  Representative Holm's  bill and  that testimony                                                               
was given.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEEKINS said  if  there are  additional  questions on  the                                                               
bill, he would put it on  the top of the "bills previously heard"                                                               
list of bills to be heard on Wednesday.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR OGAN thanked Chair Seekins.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GUESS stated that public testimony  was taken on SB 9 and                                                               
that no one else contacted her office with a desire to testify.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR OGAN removed his objection.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEEKINS asked Senator French to repeat his motion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  FRENCH  made  a  motion  to  move  CSHB  59(FIN)am  from                                                               
committee with individual recommendations.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEEKINS  noted that without objection,  the motion carried.                                                               
With  no further  business to  come before  the committee,  Chair                                                               
Seekins adjourned the meeting at 3:27 p.m.                                                                                      

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