Can it be true that the government is actually working to help innocent buyers of meth lab homes? According to this bill, it appears that may be true! Who is sponsoring the bill? S. 2100. A bill to require that Federal forfeiture funds be used, in part, to clean up methamphetamine laboratories; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Federal Emergency Meth Lab Cleanup Funding Act of 2007 (Introduced in Senate)
S 2100 IS
110th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 2100
To require that Federal forfeiture funds be used, in part, to clean up methamphetamine laboratories.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 26, 2007
Mr. JOHNSON (for himself and Mr. BARRASSO) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
A BILLTo require that Federal forfeiture funds be used, in part, to clean up methamphetaminelaboratories.
- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
- This Act may be cited as the `Federal Emergency Meth Lab Cleanup Funding Act of 2007′.
SEC. 2. FUNDING FROM TREASURY FORFEITURE FUND.
- Chapter 97 of title 31, United States Code, is amended–
- (1) by redesignating section 9703 (as added by Public Law 103-62) as section 9703A;
(2) by moving section 9703 (as added by Public Law 102-393) so as to appear after section 9702; and
(3) in section 9703(a)(1), by adding at the end the following:
Payment to the designated State, local, or tribal law enforcement, environmental, or health entity for experts and consultants needed to clean up any area formerly used as a methamphetamine laboratory.
`(ii) If a methamphetaminelaboratory is located on private property, not more than 90 percent of the costs may be paid only if–
`(I) the property owner did not have knowledge of the existence or operation of such laboratory before the law enforcement action to close it;or
`(II) the property owner notifies law enforcement not later than 24 hours after discovering the existence of such laboratory.’.