660.18  NOTICE OF CONTAMINATION FROM THE ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINE.
   (a)   In all transfers of residential real property identified as illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory sites by a Federal, State, Summit County, or City law enforcement agency, the transferor must disclose to the transferee the prior or current existence of an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory, a chemical dump site, or any hazardous wastes on the real property, of which the transferor has actual knowledge.
   (b)   The following items shall have the meanings as provided below:
      (1)   "Box lab" shall mean any illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory that is portable, including but not limited to motor vehicles used as an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory;
      (2)   "Chemical dump site" shall mean any place or area where chemicals or other waste materials used in an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory have been located;
      (3)   "Hazardous wastes" shall mean waste generated from an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory;
      (4)   "Illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory" has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 3745.13;
      (5)   "Illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory site" shall mean any place or area where law enforcement has determined that the conditions associated with the operating of an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory exist.  Conditions associated with the operation of an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory include, but are not limited to, the existence of an illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory, a box lab, chemical dump site, or the storage of chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine. An "illegal methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory site" may include dwellings, accessory buildings, accessory structures, motor vehicles, or any land;
      (6)   "Methamphetamine" has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 3745.13;
      (7)   "Transfers of residential real property" means the transfer or conveyance of any interest in real property by sale, lease, gift or land contract;
      (8)   "Real property" shall include any buildings or structures located on the real property or rental of any hotel room; and
      (9)   "Hotel" has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 3731.01.
   (c)   All disclosures required in this section shall be made on a form provided by the Department of Law.
   (d)   Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to abrogate any disclosure required by or remedies provided in Ohio R.C. 5302.30.  As used in this section, "residential real property" has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 5302.30(A).
   (e)   Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by a maximum fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000) and up to 180 days in jail.
(Ord. 41-2009.  Passed 4-27-09.)