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2024 Bills

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Bills GSMOL is Supporting

AB 2022 (Addis) Mobilehome parks: emergency preparedness
This bill would require, on or before July 1, 2025, a mobilehome park to adopt an emergency preparedness plan, which includes prescribed elements, before renewal of a permit to operate for an existing park, and before the issuance and renewal of a permit to operate for a park constructed after July 1, 2025. The bill would require the emergency plan to include an attestation by a park owner or manager, under penalty of perjury, of compliance with the emergency preparedness plan requirements. The bill would require a park owner to include in the above-described annual notice information on how to request a written copy of the plan via the internet. The bill would require an enforcement agency to ascertain compliance with those provisions and to refuse to issue or renew a permit to operate if a violation is not corrected within 60 days of notice of the violation and impose formal penalties.
Read bill text and status here.

SB 1408 (Roth) Mobilehome Parks: Vehicle Removal 
This bill would prohibit management from removing a vehicle used or required by the homeowner for work or employment, or which advertises any trade or services on the vehicle, from a homeowner’s or resident’s driveway or designated parking space, or a space provided by management for parking vehicles, unless any part of that vehicle extends into the park roadway or otherwise poses a significant danger.
Read bill text and status here.

SB 1190 (Laird) Mobilehomes: Solar Energy Systems
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would allow a homeowner or resident to install a solar energy system on their mobilehome.
Read bill text and status here.

AB 2399 (Rendon) Mobilehome park residences: rental agreements: Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program
This bill would require the rights and responsibilities notice to additionally include information about the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program, as specified.
Read bill text and status here.

AB 2373 (Rendon) Mobilehomes: Tenancies
Under the Mobilehome Residency Law, management of the mobilehome park may only terminate a tenancy for certain reasons. These specified reasons include nonpayment of rent, utility charges, or reasonable incidental charges, or change of use of the park or any portion thereof.  This bill would prohibit a tenancy from being terminated and a notice of termination from being issued pursuant to these specified reasons during the period of any suspension or expiration of the permit to operate the park. The bill would permit the tenancy to be terminated after both the violation that was the basis of the suspension or expiration has been corrected and a valid permit to operate has been issued by the enforcement agency.
Read bill text and status here.

AB 2387 (Pellerin) Mobilehome Parks: Additional Lots: Exemption from Additional Fees or Charges
This bill would, subject to specified exceptions, authorize an owner of an existing mobilehome park that is subject to, or intends to qualify for, a valid permit to operate the park, to apply to the enforcement agency to add additional specified lots to the mobilehome park not to exceed 10% of the previously approved number of lots in the mobilehome park, if the owner has not had their permit to operate suspended. The bill would require the owner to apply to the enforcement agency for, and obtain from the enforcement agency, all required permits pursuant to the act before adding additional lots. The bill would exempt the additional lots from any business tax, local registration fee, use permit fee, or other fee, except those fees that apply to the existing lots in the park, and would prohibit the owner from reducing the size of, or interfering with, certain existing facilities without first complying with specified requirements for creating, moving, shifting, or altering lot lines. The bill would provide that the additional lots are considered new construction, as defined, except as provided, and specify how certain laws adopted by a city, county, or city and county that establish a maximum rent apply to additional lots. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Read bill text and status here.

Bills GSMOL is Monitoring

AB 661 (Patterson) Utility services: electronic communication
This bill would authorize management, upon consent of the homeowner or resident, to provide that notice through electronic communication, as defined.
Read bill text and status here.

SB 1108 (Ochoa Bogh) Mobilehome Parks: Notice of Violations
Existing law, the Mobilehome Parks Act, establishes requirements for the construction, maintenance, occupancy, use, and design of mobilehome parks. Existing law generally requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to enforce the act, except that a city, county, or city and county may assume the responsibility for the enforcement of the act upon the approval of the department, as provided. Existing law makes a violation of the act a crime. Existing law, until January 1, 2025, requires an enforcement agency, after conducting an inspection and determining that a violation exists, to issue a notice to correct the violation to the registered owner of the manufactured home or mobilehome and provide a copy to the occupant thereof, if different from the registered owner. Existing law requires the registered owner to be responsible for the correction of any violations for which a notice of violation has been given. For violations other than imminent threats to health and safety, as provided, existing law requires the notice of violation to allow 60 days from the postmarked date of the notice or date of personal delivery for the elimination of the condition constituting the alleged violation. Existing law requires the department to develop a list of local agencies that have home rehabilitation or repair programs for which registered owners or occupants of manufactured homes and mobilehomes residing in mobilehome parks may be eligible, as specified. Existing law repeals these provisions on January 1, 2025. This bill would revise and recast the above-described requirements to extend their operation indefinitely. With respect to notice of violations, the bill would impose various duties on an enforcement agency, including requiring that agency to be responsible for exhausting all administrative and legal recourse against a resident who fails to correct violations, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Read bill text and status here.

AB 2247 (Wallis) Mobilehome Parks Act: enforcement: notice of violations: Manufactured Housing Opportunity and Revitalization (MORE) Program: annual fee
Existing law, the Mobilehome Parks Act, establishes requirements for the construction, maintenance, occupancy, use, and design of mobilehome parks. Existing law requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to enforce the act, unless a city, county, or city and county has assumed responsibility for enforcement. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. Existing law requires an enforcement agency to enter and inspect mobilehome parks to ensure enforcement of the act, as specified. Existing law requires an enforcement agency in developing its mobilehome park maintenance inspection program to inspect the mobilehome parks that the enforcement agency determines have complaints that have been made to the enforcement agency regarding serious health and safety violations in the park. Existing law requires enforcement agencies, not less than 30 days before an inspection, to provide individual written notice of the inspection to the registered owners of the manufactured homes or mobilehomes, the occupants thereof, and the owner or operator of the mobilehome park, as specified. Existing law repeals these provisions on January 1, 2025. This bill would extend that repeal date to January 1, 2030. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
Read bill text and status here.

Other

SB 1201 (Durazo) Beneficial owners
This bill requires corporations and domestic and foreign limited liability companies (LLCs), beginning January 1, 2026, to report information about their beneficial owners, as specified, on periodic reports that those business entities are required to file with the Secretary of State and that are made available to the public; and authorizes the Secretary of State to collect additional fees as needed to support the collection of the beneficial ownership information without treating those fees as “additional excess fees” that must be transferred to the General Fund.
Read bill text and updates here.

AB 977 (Rodriguez) Emergency Departments: Assault and Battery (includes assault and battery against HCD Code Enforcement Officers)
This bill would also make an assault or battery committed against a physician, nurse, or other health care worker of a hospital engaged in providing services within the emergency department punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding $2,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment. The bill includes assault and battery against Code Enforcement Officer, which includes any person who  is employed by HCD.
Read bill text and status here.

AB 2584 (Lee) Single-family Residential Real Property: Corporate Entity: Ownership
This bill would prohibit a business entity that has an interest in more than 1,000 single-family residential properties from purchasing, acquiring, or otherwise obtaining an interest in another single-family residential property and subsequently leasing the property. The bill would authorize the Attorney General to bring a civil action for a violation of these provisions, and would require a court in a civil action in which the Attorney General prevails to order specified relief, including that the business entity pay a civil penalty of $100,000 for each violation and that the business entity sell the property to an independent third party within one year of the date that the court enters judgment. 
Read bill text and status here.

AB 1886 (Alvarez) Housing Element Law: substantial compliance: Housing Accountability Act
The bill would create a rebuttable presumption of validity for the department’s findings as to whether the adopted element or amendment substantially complies with the Housing Element Law.
Read bill and status here.

AB 2278 (W. Carillo) Rent increases: percentage change in the cost of living: Department of Housing and Community Development
This bill would require the Department of Housing and Community Development to, by August 1 of each year, publish the maximum allowable rent increase on its internet website for each metropolitan area. 
Read bill text and status here.

AB 846 (Bonta) Low-income housing credit: rent increases
This bill would prohibit an owner of a project that received an allocation of the low-income housing tax creditand is subject to a regulatory agreement from increasing rent, over the course of any 12-month period, for a unit more than the lesser of the amount permitted by the program as a result of an increase in the area median gross income, 5% plus the percentage change in the cost of living, as defined, or 10% of the lowest rental rate charged for that unit at any time during the 12 months prior to the effective date of the increase. Notwithstanding these provisions, the bill would authorize an owner of a project to increase the rent up to 30% of the monthly income of the household occupying the unit. The bill would not apply when the committee or the Department of Housing and Community Development allows for a rent increase, as specified. The bill would specify that it does not authorize a local government to establish limitations on any rental rate increase not otherwise permissible under the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act or affect the authority of a local government to adopt or maintain rent controls consistent with that act.
Read bill text and status here.

ACA 10 (Haney) Fundamental Human Right to Housing
A measure that would add the following section of the state constitution: “The state hereby recognizes the fundamental human right to adequate housing for everyone in California. It is the shared obligation of state and local jurisdictions to respect, protect, and fulfill this right, on a non-discriminatory and equitable basis, with a view to progressively achieve the full realization of the right, by all appropriate means, including the adoption and amendment of legislative measures, to the maximum of available resources.”
Read measure text and status here.


Bills No Longer Moving This Year

AB 2291 (Alanis) Mobilehomes
Existing law, the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act, until January 1, 2027, establishes the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program within the Department of Housing and Community Development to assist in taking and resolving complaints from homeowners relating to the Mobilehome Residency Law. Existing law requires the department, in administering the program, to contract with one or more qualified and experienced nonprofit legal services providers and refer complaints selected for evaluation, and which are not resolved, to these nonprofit legal service providers for possible enforcement action, as specified. This bill would require the department to conduct regular surveys of complainants referred to a nonprofit legal services provider, as specified. The bill would require the department to monitor updates from a nonprofit legal services provider to detect any inappropriate denial of services and would require the department to respond immediately to correct any denials.
Read bill text and status here.

SB 1052 (Seyarto) Mobilehomes 
This bill would amend the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program. 
Read bill text and status here.

AB 3200 (Hoover) Master-Metered Mobilehome Parks and Manufactured Housing Communities: Transfer of Water Systems
 This bill concerns the regulation of water corporations and their responsibility to provide fair rates and charges for their services. It establishes a pilot program for certain water corporations to take over the ownership and operation of water systems in mobilehome parks and manufactured housing communities. The bill outlines the duties and procedures for the transfer of ownership and expenses related to the process. It also allows for mediation in case of any issues during the transfer. If the transfer does not go through, the water corporation must retain all relevant information for five years. This bill may result in increased costs for local agencies and school districts, but they will not be reimbursed by the state. The bill would prohibit costs related to the transfer of ownership process from being passed through to the park or community residents, but would provide that those costs would be recoverable in rates from ratepayers.
Read bill text and status here.

AB 2997 (Patterson) Subdivisions: manufactured homes
This bill would exempt the review and approval, conditional approval, or denial of a subdivision for a manufactured home development project from CEQA if the project satisfies specified conditions. In this regard, among other things, the bill would require the manufactured home development project to (1) be located on a site that is zoned for residential use and that is no larger than 10 acres, (2) consist of no more than 100 manufactured homes, and (3) include a childcare facility. The bill would require all of the housing units of the project be manufactured homes and subject to specified state building standards. The bill would require a project proponent subject to these provisions to certify to the local government that certain wage and labor standards will be met, including a requirement that all construction workers be paid at least the general prevailing rate of wages, as specified.
Read bill and text here.

AB 1985 (Patterson) Home Solicitation Contracts
Existing law provides that a contract is extinguished by its rescission and sets forth methods for the rescission of a contract, including the rescission of a home solicitation contract. Existing law defines “home solicitation contract” for this purpose. This bill would exclude from the definition of “home solicitation contract” any contract for services where the buyer is an existing customer of the seller and the contract allows the buyer to cancel at any time with a pro rata refund of any services paid for but not received.
Read bill text and status here.

AB 2778 (Muratsuchi) Mobilehome Parks: Rent Caps
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact the Mobilehome Affordability Act to limit rent increases for mobilehome spaces.
Read bill text and status here.

SB 1212 (Skinner) Investment entities: purchasing, acquiring, or leasing interests in housing
The bill would increase opportunities for homeownership by barring hedge funds and other corporate investment entities from buying single-family homes in California. On and after January 1, 2025, would prohibit an investment entity, as defined, from purchasing, acquiring, or leasing an interest, as defined, in a single-family dwelling or other dwelling that consists of one or 2 residential units within this state. The bill would provide that a purchase, acquisition, or lease of an interest in housing in violation of this prohibition is void. The bill would define “investment entity” as a real estate investment trust or an entity that manages funds pooled from investors and owes a fiduciary duty to those investors. The bill would exempt nonprofit organizations and other entities primarily engaged in the construction or rehabilitation of housing from the definition of “investment entity.”
Read bill text and status here.

SB 1095 (Becker) Cozy Homes Cleanup Act: Building Standards: Gas-Fuel-Burning Appliances
This bill would specify that the definitions of “manufactured home” and “mobilehome” also include the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems contained outside the structure. This bill would provide that the act, including any regulation, rule, or bulletin adopted pursuant thereto, does not prohibit the installation of plumbing, heating, or air-conditioning systems for manufactured homes, mobilehomes, or multifamily manufactured homes from being located outside of the home if necessary to replace an existing fuel-gas-burning water heater.
Read bill text and status here.

AB 2539 (Connolly) Mobilehome Parks: Sale: Notice: Right of First Refusal
This bill would require the owner to provide the sell or listing notice to all residents of the mobilehome park and the Department of Housing and Community Development not less than 60 days nor more than one year before entering into the listing agreement or offering to sell the mobilehome park. The bill would grant the resident organization a right of first refusal to the mobilehome park and give them six months from the time they receive the above-described notice to make an offer. The bill would require the owner to engage in good faith negotiations with the resident organization if they are interested in purchasing the park and prohibit the owner from negotiating with or accepting an offer from another party until the above-described six month time period has elapsed.
Read bill text and status here.


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