2020 Bills

GSMOL sponsored bills

SB 915 (Senator Connie Leyva /Senator Bill Dodd)

Status: To be heard in Senate Housing Committee on March 31, 1:30 PM

GSMOL is proud to sponsor and support SB 915, introduced by Senators Connie Leyva and Bill Dodd, which would require mobilehome park managers to be trained and certified on mobilehome rules and regulations of managing manufactured home communities.

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in consultation with the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), would be responsible for developing the training and enforcing the certification.

Currently, California has no requirements for training or education of a mobilehome park manager. In many instances, the park manager may be responsible for the safety of over 200 residents and sometimes in remote locations of the state. Other states such as Oregon and Nevada mandate mobilehome park management to undergo training and licensing to ensure the health and safety of residents living in mobilehome parks.

SB 915 Fact Sheet

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SB 999 (Senator Tom Umberg)

Status: To be heard in Senate Judiciary Committee, March 31 at 1:00 PM

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) introduced Senate Bill 999, a measure that would restore local control and stem the tide of rapidly increasing mobilehome space rent across California.

The County of Los Angeles and Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League are cosponsors of the bill, representing a strong coalition between local government and residents.

Senate Bill 999, coauthored by Assemblymember Monique Limón, would remove a loophole in state law that has effectively prevented local governments from enforcing their own rent stabilization ordinances for mobilehome residents. Current law prevents local rent stabilization ordinances from applying to any mobilehome resident with a lease longer than 12 months.

SB 999 Fact Sheet

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SB 1117 (Senator Bill Monning)

Status:To be heard in Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee on March 31 at 9:00 AM

SB 1117 amends Public Utilities Code (PUC) Section 739.5 to replace “electric corporation” with “load serving entity” to eliminate statutory conflict between PUC 739.5, and California Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 12024.2 and Civil Code (CC) Section 798.40.

The result of this conflict is that electrical corporations and other third party billers are charging sub-meter accounts in mobilehome parks at the electric corporation rate for electricity even if the park is served by a Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) with a lower rate. 

This results in park residents being denied savings or benefits from the CCA, enabling mobilehome park operators to pocket those savings, even though they already enjoy a “differential” profit over and above what they are charged at the master-meter.

SB 1117 Fact Sheet will be available soon.

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AB 2690 (Assemblymember Evan Low)

Status: No committee assignment yet.

The bill eliminates the rent stabilization ordinance (RSO) exemption for new construction & new spaces after 1990.

The bill also requires local governments to adopt a local mobilehome rent stabilization ordinance. and if they do not, the local government must submit their reasons why to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

AB 2690 Fact Sheet will be available soon.

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AB 2782 (Assemblymember Mark Stone)

Status: No Committee assignment yet.

AB 2782 would set a minimum standard at the local government level for the conversion of a mobilehome park, without preventing local governments from enacting more stringent measures.

In addition, before approval of any change of use, the local government would be required to make a finding on whether or not a mobilehome park conversion will result in a shortage of housing opportunities for low- and moderate- income households.

AB 2782 also requires that if a resident cannot obtain adequate housing in another park, then residents would be entitled to the in-place market value of their home as a result of a park closure.

AB 2782 Fact Sheet will be available soon.

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AB 2845 (Assemblymember Monique Limon)

Status: To be heard in Assembly Judiciary Committee on March 31 at 9:00 AM.

The bill would make it so when park management wins in a lawsuit against a mobilehome resident, the resident would only be responsible for the management’s attorney fees if the resident’s action or defense is deemed frivolous.

AB 2845 Fact Sheet will be available soon.

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