SB 950 Modifies various provisions relating to manufactured housing
Sponsor: Scott
LR Number: 4294S.01I Fiscal Note: 4294-01
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 4/3/2008 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee (4294S.05C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SCS/SB 950 - The act establishes the "Manufactured Housing Customer Recovery Fund" for the purposes of paying consumer claims pursuant to the procedures the commission promulgates by rule. No claims shall be considered by the commission before all other legal remedies have been exhausted.

Dealers of new manufactured homes shall provide the purchaser with a bill of sale or purchase agreements containing the total price of the unit, serial number or manufacturer name and model number and other associated costs (section 700.056).

The act requires every manufacturer of a manufactured home or modular unit to register with the commission each place of business at which the dealer sells such units. The act modifies the dealer registration process by requiring dealers to, when registering, maintain a bona fide established place of business and maintain a permanent enclosed building or structure for the sale of manufactured homes or modular units. The registration of renewal fee is $200 (the fee under current law is $50 - §700.455).

The act specifically provides that commission suspension, revocation or probation orders shall apply to all registrations held by the dealer if there is consistent pattern of abuse. The act provides that the commission, through its general counsel, may seek remedies in circuit court for violations of Chapter 700, RSMo.

The act also assigns new statutory numbers to several provisions of law contained in the manufactured housing code (Chapter 700)(e.g. §700.465 is now §700.097).

STEPHEN WITTE