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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 13. HOUSING [17000 - 19997]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

PART 2. MANUFACTURED HOUSING [18000 - 18153]

  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 540, Sec. 2. )
  

CHAPTER 7. Occupational Licenses [18045 - 18066.5]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 3. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Applications and Renewals [18050 - 18055]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 3. )

  
18050.7.  

In addition to any other requirements imposed by this part or regulations of the department, the department shall not grant an initial manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license to any applicant who has not satisfied all of the education and experience requirements contained in this section. If the applicant for a manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license is a partnership, corporation, or other business entity, each person designated to participate in the direction, control, or management of the sales operation of the entity shall meet all of the education and experience requirements contained in this section prior to issuance of a manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license by the department.

(a)  The applicant either shall have held a valid manufactured home or mobilehome salesperson’s license issued by the department for at least two years within the five-year period immediately preceding the application for an initial manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license, or shall meet any of the following criteria:

(1)  Has acquired a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.

(2)  Has held a valid manufactured home or mobilehome salesperson’s license issued by the department for one year in the past three years and acquired an associate of arts or associate of science degree from an accredited college.

(3)  Has been the officer of the corporation, owner or partner of, or has held a management position relating to finance, marketing, administration, or general management with, a manufacturer of manufactured housing in any state for two years within the five years immediately preceding application for an initial manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license.

(4)  Holds a management position with a housing authority, redevelopment agency, or nonprofit housing corporation which is developing individual lots, a subdivision, or a park for the placement of manufactured homes or mobilehomes.

(5)  Has been an escrow, title, or loan officer of a land title company, bank, savings and loan association, or mortgage company in a capacity directly related to financing or conveying title to manufactured housing for two years within the five years immediately preceding application for an initial manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license.

(6)  Has been a subdivider, developer, or contractor in any state for at least two years within the five years immediately preceding application for an initial manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license, during which time the applicant developed or sold 10 lots or the equivalent.

(7)  Has been the officer of a corporation, the owner or partner of a mobilehome park or mobilehome park management company in any state for at least two years within the five years immediately preceding the application for an initial manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license.

(8)  Has held a manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license from a state other than California for at least four years within the five years immediately preceding the application for an initial manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license, and has completed 24 hours of continuing education class in California, in addition to the preliminary education requirement of subdivision (b).

(9)  Has previously held a valid manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license issued by the department, or was a person designated to participate in the direction, control, or management of the sales operations of a partnership, corporation, or other business entity that previously held a valid manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license issued by the department and the license has never been revoked for cause, and never reissued, or suspended for cause and the terms of suspension have not been fulfilled.

(10)  Has any combination of the above experience that would provide at least two years of experience within the five years immediately preceding the application for an initial manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license. The two years of experience shall not be concurrent.

(b)  The applicant shall have met the applicable preliminary education requirements for the manufactured home or mobilehome dealer’s license under paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 18056.2.

(c)  The department may adopt regulations, as necessary, to implement this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 555, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)