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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1051

Public Act No. 07-124

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSPECTION AND EVALUATION OF AIR QUALITY IN STATE BUILDINGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2007) (a) Prior to acceptance of all or part of any building under a lease, lease renewal or purchase, where such premises are to be occupied by state employees or others, each state department shall provide for an inspection of the premises and shall develop a protocol for periodic assessment and remediation of indoor air quality issues in such facility. Such protocol shall include the best practices for commercial office space and shall include all applicable provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program.

(b) Each lease agreement entered into on and after July 1, 2007, by any state department to lease all or part of any building to be occupied by state employees or others shall contain a provision requiring the lessor to make all necessary efforts during the term of the lease agreement to maintain the structure and mechanical systems of the building as necessary to sustain the indoor air quality in the building to the levels in existence at the time the premises were accepted and to carry out the indoor air quality protocol established under subsection (a) of this section.

Approved June 29, 2007