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SB-429 Manufactured housing: park model homes.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/15/2017 09:00 PM


Senate Bill
No. 429

Introduced by Senator Stone

February 15, 2017

An act to add Sections 18009.2 and 18045.3 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to manufactured housing.


SB 429, as introduced, Stone. Manufactured housing: park model homes.
The Manufactured Housing Act of 1980 requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to license and regulate dealers of manufactured homes, mobilehomes, and commercial coaches, as specified.
This bill would authorize a dealer licensed by the department under the act to offer park model homes, as defined.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 18009.2 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

 “Park model home” means a relocatable hard-sided structure that may be used for occupancy and that meets all of the following criteria:
(a) Has a raised floor area of no less than 120 square feet of interior space for two occupants and a minimum of 70 square feet of interior space for one occupant.
(b) Does not contain plumbing or gas service.
(c) Has a minimum of a 20 pounds per square foot live load roof structure.
(d) Complies with all of the following minimum housing design standards:
(1) Capability of using electrical power for lighting and heating. The source of electricity may be solar power.
(2) At least one interior lighting fixture.
(3) Electrical heating equipment approved for residential use.
(4) Means of ventilation allowing for adequate air replacement.
(5) At least one GFCI-protected receptacle for use by the occupant or occupants.
(6) At least two forms of egress placed remotely from each other, one of which may be an egress window with a sill height of not more than 44 inches from the floor, a minimum net opening height of 24 inches, and a minimum width of 20 inches.
(7) A privacy lock on each door.
(8) When required to meet accessibility requirements, compliance with the applicable requirements specified in Chapter 11B of the California Building Code.
(9) One permanently wired smoke alarm with battery backup, listed and labeled in accordance with UL 217, installed in accordance with the California Residential Code and NFPA 72. Battery-powered alarms are permissible in lieu of wired alarms only when the cabin is solar powered and other electrical service is not supplied to the cabin. Smoke alarms shall be listed and approved by the State Fire Marshal.

SEC. 2.

 Section 18045.3 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

 A person with a dealer license issued by the department pursuant to this chapter may offer park model homes.