Winkle, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1195. This bill requires radon measurement
and mitigation professionals to be licensed by the Division of Professions
and Occupations (DPO) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) by
July 1, 2022. Applicants for licensure must meet certain requirements
and maintain professional liability insurance.
The bill also creates the nine-member Radiation Advisory Committee in the
Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to advise the director
of the DPO. Member qualifications are listed in the bill and include
the executive director of the CDPHE. Advisory committee members do
not receive compensation for their services, but are entitled to reimbursement
for actual and necessary expenses.
While the director of the DPO has the authority to take disciplinary action
against licensees, a person who conducts radon measurement or mitigation
without a license, commits a class 2 misdemeanor for a first offense and
a class 1 misdemeanor for subsequent offenses.
The licensing program and advisory committee repeal September 1, 2027,
following a sunset review.