Barickman Meth Legislation Signed by Governor Quinn
Legislation to protect trailer home buyers from purchasing former meth labs, sponsored by State Senator Jason Barickman, has been signed into law by Governor Quinn on Friday, August 23, 2013. Senate Bill 2101 was introduced after a family in Normal, Illinois bought a trailer home that had previously been used to produce meth. The meth lab was not disclosed to the family by the park owner before purchase. It is expected that cleanup of the trailer home would cost thousands of dollars more than the trailer itself. Under the new legislation, if the trailer park operator fails to disclose that a trailer was used as a meth lab, he could face a two-thousand dollar fine. Barickman says this won't cost the government any money and had the support of the business community. It also protects consumers.