HB0141 the Tenants Radon Protection has now passed both the House and the Senate. We will now await the Governor’s signature.
The bill passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
The bill provides that if a lessee notifies a lessor that a radon test indicates the existence of a radon hazard in the leased dwelling unit, then the lessor must disclose that risk to any prospective lessee of that unit, unless a subsequent test by the lessor indicates that a radon hazard does not exist in that unit. Further provides that if a test by the lessor indicates the existence of a radon hazard in a dwelling unit, then the lessor must notify current and prospective tenants of that unit. Provides that these requirements do not apply: (i) if the dwelling unit is located on the third or higher story of a building or (ii) if the lessor has undertaken mitigation activities and a subsequent test indicates that a radon hazard does not exist. Effective January 1, 2012.