Agenda Summary- Manufactured Housing Committee Hyatt Regency Hotel, Regency Room C Long Beach, California Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:30pm – 4:00pm Presiding: Scott Swendiman,Chair Jesse Evansizer, Vice Chair Norma Scantlin, Vice Chair Irma Vargas, Committee LiaisonC.A.R. Staff: Natalie Cardenas II. Recap of Remaining 2006 LegislationA. AB 1469 (Negrete McLeod) Park Manager Educational Requirements – This bill establishes minimum educational and training requirements for mobilehome park managers beginning in January 2008. AB 1469 exempts real estate licensees and common interest development managers from these additional educational requirements. As introduced, the education requirements only applied to park managers of parks with 50 or more spaces but amendments to the bill apply these requirements to all park managers. C.A.R Position: WATCH FILE. Status: To Governor.B. AB 2106 (Lieber) Mobilehome Park Management Prohibited from Attending Park Resident Association Meetings – This bill would have prohibited a park owner or manager from attending or monitoring a meeting of a mobilehome park residents association unless specifically allowed by the residents. If passed, it would have given park residents the right to hold a homeowner’s association meeting in the park clubhouse and demand that management leave the building, even if themanager’s office is within the clubhouse. AB 2106 failed passage on the Assembly floor. C.A.R. Position: WATCH. Status: Died on Assembly FloorC. AB 2250 (Coto) Mobilehome Inspection Program – This bill is sponsored by the Western Mobilehome Park Owners Association (WMA). It extends the sunset from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2012 for the Mobilehome Park Inspection program, which permits the inspection of mobilehome parks and mobilehome units within a park for code enforcement violations and unsafe conditions. It is similar to SB 105 (Dunn) of 2005, that was vetoed by the Governor, due to an increased annual fee. AB 2250 maintains the existing $4.00 annual fee, which was first established 7 years ago. Further, the bill gives the Department of Housing and Community Development discretion to determine which parks to inspect. Current law mandates HCD to prioritize inspections of parks with previous code violations. See also SB 1241 (Dunn). C.A.R. Position: FAVOR. Status: To Governor.D. AB 2374 (Umberg) 60-day Notice for Park Fee Increases – This bill, sponsored by the Golden State Mobilehome Owners Assocation (GSMOL), prohibits park owners from increasing fees or charges until they given residents at least 30 days or 60 days, as specified, written notice via first class mail. AB 2374 exempts gas and electricity charges from this notice requirement. If a fee increase is less than $1.00 per month, park management shall post at least 3 signs on the property for 30-days to announce the fee increase, rather than mail a written notice to all residents. C.A.R Position: WATCH. Status: To GovernorE. AB 2587 (Liu) Meth Lab Cleanup – Last year, C.A.R worked diligently on AB 1078 (Liu and Keene) which established methamphetamine contamination local response protocols for cleanup of methamphetamine labs on private property. However, AB 1078 exempted manufactured housing since there were numerous logistical difficulties that exist if the land and the manufactured home are owned by two separate individuals. This bill, sponsored by Western Mobilehomeowners Association (WMA), would apply provisions of the Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Cleanup Act to mobilehome parks, manufactured housing, and recreational vehicles. This bill clarifies, in cases where a methamphetamine laboratory is in a manufactured home, the landowner is not automatically liable for remediation of any methamphetamine laboratory-related contamination. If an innocent landowner is found to be liable for remediation, the landowner can be reimbursed. C.A.R Position: FAVOR. Status: To GovernorF. SB 1231 (Dunn) Mobilehome Inspection Program – This bill will extend the sunset on the Mobilehome Park Inspection program, from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2012. It is similar to SB 106 of 2005, which was vetoed by the Governor because it raised the $4.00 annual fee to $6.00. As introduced, the bill would have authorized mobilehome resident owners to use licensed general contractors to verify home code compliance pursuant to the Mobilehome Residency Law, however that provision was stricken from the bill. Please also see AB 2250 (Coto). C.A.R. Position: FAVOR. Status: To GovernorG. AB 791 (Lieber) Mobilehome Park Closure/Conversion – This bill was amended in the final days of Session to create the “California Mobilehome Park Closure Protection Act”, which would add new obligations on property owners who wish to convert, close, or otherwise change the use of land in a mobilehome park. Among other things, property owners would have to hold one or more informational meetings for parkresidents with hired relocation specialists, prior to the scheduled public hearing on the conversion/closure. Owners would also be required to provide lists of vacant mobilehome sites in comparable parks within a 20 miles radius of the park, including fee schedules and application requirements. Also, owners would be compelled to pay mitigation fees to displaced residents as determined by the local government, based on minimum requirements determined by the state. The bill died on the Assembly floor. C.A.R. Position: NOT FAVOR. Status: Died on Assembly Floor.III. Guest Speaker – Jess Maxcy, President, California Manufactured Housing Institute –Jess Maxcy, President of the California Manufactured Housing Institute, will speak to the committee on issues affecting builders, dealers, developers, and community owners of manufactured housing. IV. Announcement –EXPO Seminar, “What REALTORS® Need to Know About Manufactured Housing, Speaker: Richard Heyn: Per the suggestions of members of the Manufactured Housing Committee, C.A.R. has secured Richard Heyn as a speaker at this year’s EXPO. Heyn will teach a seminar that will provide REALTORS® with anin-depth look at factory-built housing and demonstrate how to apply the information in a practical manner. The seminar will be on Thursday, October 19, 2006, from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Long Beach Convention Center, Room 308. Please seethe EXPO Guide for further information.V. Committee Discussion on Manufactured Housing Issues – Committee members will discuss issues concerning selling manufactured homes “as is” and issues concerning owners of manufacturedhousing who want to build room additions or make other improvements to their manufacture homes.