LD 819 LR 1517(02)
An Act To Reduce Lung Cancer Rates in Maine by Requiring Testing for and Mitigation of Radon in Residential Buildings by Landlords
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill establishes the Maine Gold Standard for Radon Testing and Mitigation Initiative within the Department of Health and human Services to reward, recognize, promote and assist landlords, homeowners and home builders who participate in radon testing and mitigation activities. If the landlord, homeowner or home builder meets certain requirements of the program, they will be able to receive $600 towards any mitigation required after the testing is complete. As it is unknown how many landlords, homeowners or home builders would do the required testing to meet the requirements of the program and how many of the tests would result in high levels that require mitigation, no cost estimate is made at this time.