Thursday, August 16, 2007

It Will Be Law Effective January 1, 2008

Following is the email released today by Peter Hendrick, AARST Executive Director.

Illinois House Bill 1425 was signed into law today by Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich.

This law, which will go into effect January 1, 2008, has key provisions to increase risk reduction that require notifying buyers about radon risk at the time of signing a purchase and sale agreement.

This law was passed through the hard work of many stakeholders, including an on-going dialogue with the real estate sector, as well as the dedication of consumer advocate Gloria Linnertz, the Illinois Home Inspectors Association’s Executive Director John Dunn, and the mid-West chapter of AARST, and the American Lung Association, among others.

Instrumental in the bill’s passage, was the ability of Illinois’ state radon program to provide solid factual data (on a county by county basis) to state policy makers on the dangers and risks of radon exposure to Illinois homeowners.

It is hoped that this legislation will become a model for other states to follow to achieve higher rates of radon risk reduction.

For additional information on how this legislation succeeded through stakeholder cooperation, please contact:

Dallas Jones, ARPC at

or Calvin Murphy at