|SB 0317||Exempts used manufactured homes and certain used modular units from complying with manufactured housing codes|
|LR Number:||1017S.03T||Fiscal Note:||1017-03|
|Committee:||Insurance and Housing|
|Last Action:||07/06/01 - Signed by Governor||Journal page:|
|Title:||SCS SB 317|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SCS/SB 317 - This act exempts used manufactured homes and certain used modular units from complying with the manufactured housing chapter. Under the act, no person shall sell a new modular unit or used modular unit used for educational purposes without bearing a seal signifying that the unit complies with the code. No person shall alter any new manufactured home, new modular unit or used modular unit used for educational purposes if such alteration would violate the code. It is a misdemeanor to rent, lease, sell, or offer to sell a new manufactured home, new modular unit, or used modular unit used for educational purposes that does not bear a seal. It is also a misdemeanor to fail to correct a code violation within 90 days on a new manufactured home, new modular unit, or a used modular unit used for educational purposes.
This act raises the dealer's initial registration fee to be filed with the Public Service Commission from $50 to $200 and the dealer's renewal fee is raised from $50 to $200. The manufacturer's initial registration fee is raised from $250 to $750 and the renewal fee for a manufacturer is raised from $200 to $700. This act also authorizes the Public Service Commission to suspend or revoke a manufacturer's or dealer's license if that entity fails to pay necessary fees and assessments. These provisions are similar to SB 849 (2000).
This act requires those who engage in the business of intrastate housemoving to obtain a license from the Division of Motor Carriers and Railroad Safety. In order to obtain a license, each housemover will have to demonstrate that it has adequate motor vehicle, liability, workers' compensation, and cargo insurance. Housemovers who are moving their own homes do not have to obtain a license. For every move made, the housemover will have to obtain a permit from the Department of Transportation. A housemover who violates this act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
This act is similar to SB 95 (2001) and SB 631 (2000).