This is a new alternative website for finding the status of bills being considered by the Legislature.
Today (5/2/2013), SB 510 passed the State Senate! It passed by 21 votes, the bare minimum needed.
SB 510 gives local governments the ability to reject a forced conversion of a mobile home park when it is not supported by a majority of the homeowners within that park.
Senators supporting SB 510:
Jim Beall, Ellen Corbett, Kevin de Leon, Mark DeSaulnier, Noreen Evans, Cathleen Galgiani, Loni Hancock, Jerry Hill, Ben Hueso, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Ricardo Lara, Mark Leno, Ted Lieu, Carol Liu, Bill Monning, Alex Padilla, Fran Pavley, Curren Price, Richard Roth, Darrell Steinberg, Lois Wolk. If you live in one of those districts, please write to your senator and thank them for voting YES!
Senators voting NO/Not voting:
Joel Anderson, Tom Berryhill, Marty Block, Ron Calderon, Anthony Cannella, Lou Correa, Bill Emmerson, Jean Fuller, Ted Gaines, Ed Hernandez, Bob Huff, Steve Knight, Jim Nielsen, Mimi Walters, Rod Wright, Mark Wyland and Leland Yee. If you live in one of those districts, I'd urge you to write and/or call your senator, expressing your disappointment and remind them that you are a voter and that you are paying attention.
If you don't know who your State Senator or Assembly Member is, you could find out by going to the following website and typing in your address: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
Next step, the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, which has has yet to receive the bill, so stay tuned for further updates. In the mean time, please continue spreading the word about SB 510 and send a letter to your Assembly Member, urging them to support SB 510 when it comes before them for a vote.
Every year, GSMOL works with the State legislature to pass appropriate and well-written laws that work to protect home owners in mobile/manufactured home communities. When legislation is introduced that is harmful to our way of life, GSMOL lobbies our lawmakers to either vote against the bills, or introduce amendments that will lessen the blow to mobile/manufactured home communities.
Here is a list of the current, active legislation in Sacramento and links to find out their current status, as well as read the actual language of the bill.
Governor Brown signed all three of GSMOL’s 2012 bills:
AB-2150, AB-1938, AB-1797
Thank you for all the cards letters and phone calls to support these bills!