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GSMOL Sponsored Bills
SB 869 – Senator Connie Leyva
Senator Connie Leyva Introduces Legislation Requiring Training and Certification of Mobilehome Park Managers
SB 869, also Co-Authored by Senator Bill Dodd, would require any person, or person under contract, who is responsible for managing a mobilehome park to:
- Complete 18 hours per year of training, including an annual end of year online examination. The training shall include the most prevalent complaints of the prior year. The training will be in an online format developed in consultation with DCA.
- Mobilehome Residency Law
- Rights and responsibilities of homeowners and management
- Emergency procedures
- Communication with homeowners
- Title 25 of the California Code of Regulations
- Mobilehome titling and registration
- Applicable vehicle code provisions
The bill would also require a process for background checks.
A Certificate of Completion would be issued once the person has met all training requirements. The certificate must then be posted visibly and be available for inspection at the mobilehome park.
If the mobilehome park management is out of compliance with these requirements, then HCD would have the authority to suspend the management’s permit to operate.
Status: Passed Senate Floor vote May 25. 28 Yes, 9 No, 3 not voting. Now headed to the Assembly.
SB 940 – Senator John Laird
Senator John Laird Introduces Legislation to Allow Local Mobilehome Rent Ordinances to Govern
SB 940 (Laird) amends Civil Code Sections 798.7 and 798.45, which currently prohibit local rent stabilization ordinances from governing newly constructed mobilehome spaces first offered for rent after January 1, 1990. SB 940 would allow local mobilehome rent regulations to govern a newly added mobilehome space in an existing park regardless of when it was initially held out for rent. The bill also retains an incentive for the building of new mobilehome parks by allowing for a “rolling” 10-year exemption for spaces in those parks, so as to allow investors to recoup their costs of acquisition and construction.
Status: Passed Senate Floor vote. Next stop: Assembly Housing Committee
AB 2031 – Assembly Member Alex Lee
Assembly Member Alex Lee Introduces Legislation to Allow Representatives of Mobilehome Residents to Attend Meetings Aligned with California Governance Values
AB 2031, also Co-Authored by Assembly Member Randy Voepel, would allow representatives of mobilehome residents to also attend a meeting between residents and park management for the purpose of resolving problems, as it was intended by Civil Code 798.53. The bill would ensure residents can bring their representatives, such as an attorney, mobilehome advocate and translator, to the meeting. The bill also updates the types of matters to be resolved in such meetings.