St. Paul, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed into law Senate File 139, a bill related to online notification of EPA-certified lead abatement licensed contractors. Under current law, a building inspector must prove that a contractor received their EPA certificate in lead specialization when remodeling pre-1978 houses, by confirming their certification online. Under SF139, contractors who receive their certification now have until August 1st to post their name on the verified list, viewable on the Department of Labor and Industry’s website.
SF 139 had bi-partisan sponsors, and passed both the House and Senate unanimously. This is Governor Dayton’s first bill signed into law.