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Offered January 11, 2012
Prefiled January 11, 2012
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15.2-1716.2, relating to reimbursement to localities for methamphetamine lab clean-up costs.
Patrons-- Johnson, Morefield and O'Quinn; Senator: Carrico
Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 15.2-1716.2 as follows:

§ 15.2-1716.2. Methamphetamine lab clean-up costs; localities may charge for reimbursement.

Any locality may provide by ordinance that any person who is convicted of an offense for manufacture of methamphetamine pursuant to § 18.2-248 or 18.2-248.03 shall be liable at the time of sentencing or in a separate civil action to the locality for the locality’s expense in cleaning up any methamphetamine lab related to the conviction. The amount charged by the locality shall not exceed the locality’s actual expenses associated with cleanup, removal, or repair of the affected property.

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