Authors: Representative Philip GiaQuinta
Establishes a program under which the department of environmental management (department) may award matching grants to property owners for the decontamination of property contaminated by the manufacture of methamphetamine. Establishes a methamphetamine decontamination grant fund for purposes of the program. Specifies that a grant to a property owner under the program may not exceed the lesser of: (1) 50% of the costs of decontaminating the property; or (2) $10,000. Requires a property owner awarded a grant to meet at least 50% of the total eligible costs of the decontamination of the property with personal assets. Provides that the disclosure form adopted by the Indiana real estate commission must indicate that the owner of a property on which methamphetamine was manufactured is not required to disclose that methamphetamine was manufactured on the property if the property has been certified as decontaminated by a person certified by the department to inspect and clean property polluted by contaminants. Provides that the law shielding the owner of psychologically affected property from civil liability for failing to disclose that a controlled substance was illegally manufactured on the property does not apply to a property on which methamphetamine was manufactured unless the property has been certified as free of methamphetamine contamination by a person certified by the department to inspect and clean property polluted by contaminants.