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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Property matters. Requires a local health officer to have information establishing probable cause of a public health law or rule violation before a court may issue certain orders concerning the property (current law requires reliable information). Requires a health officer's order of abatement to include the name of the person making the complaint and requires the health officer to report certain information concerning a person who provided false information. Requires the health and hospital corporation of Marion County (corporation) to post notice of an ordinance pending final action on the county's Internet web site. Requires a health officer to provide Property matters. Requires a local health officer to have information establishing probable cause of a public health law or rule violation before a court may issue certain orders concerning the property (current law requires reliable information). Requires a health officer's order of abatement to include the name of the person making the complaint and requires the health officer to report certain information concerning a person who provided false information. Requires the health and hospital corporation of Marion County (corporation) to post notice of an ordinance pending final action on the county's Internet web site. Requires a health officer to provide information concerning a person who made a false report concerning a communicable disease to the person against whom a false report was made. States that a dwelling is unfit for human habitation when the dwelling places a person's health or life in danger (current law states that the dwelling is dangerous or detrimental to life or health). Requires a health officer to provide notice concerning a violation of health, sanitation, and safety and provide a reasonable amount of time to comply with the notice. Specifies language to be included in a notice to quit concerning personal property left on the property after eviction and the time frame in which a landlord can consider the personal property to have been abandoned and the former tenant trespassing if the former tenant reenters the premises. Specifies that a landlord is not responsible for a health code violation by a tenant. Reduces the fines for certain ordinance violations from: (1) $2,500 to $250; and (2) $7,500 to $750. ... View more