Agenda Item 4B
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Atrorney
Bill 31-15, Sale ofReal Property Radon Test- Single-family home
Bill 31-15, Sale of Real Property - Radon Test - Single-family home, sponsored by Lead
Sponsor Councilmember Rice is scheduled to be introduced on June 16,2015. A public hearing
is tentatively scheduled for July 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Radon is a radioactive gas found in the air that comes from the natural breakdown of
uranium in soil, rock, and water. High levels of radon can cause serious illnesses and often occur
in single family homes in the County. Although radon remediation from a single family home is
possible, many people purchase a home without knowing ifhigh levels of radon exist in the home.
Bill 31-15 would require the seller of a single-family home to test for radon and give the buyer a
copy ofthe radon test results. It would also require the seller to provide the buyer with an estimate
to reduce radon under certain circumstances.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
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