The bill provides protections for mobile home owners by:
- Granting counties and municipalities the power to enact certain ordinances for mobile home parks;
- Extending the time period between the notice of nonpayment of rent and the termination of any tenancy or other estate at will or lease in a mobile home park; and
- Extending the time a mobile home owner has to vacate a mobile home park after a court enters an eviction order.
The bill also creates the "Mobile Home Park Act Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program" (program). The program authorizes the division of housing of the department of local affairs to:
- Register mobile home parks;
- Collect a registration fee from mobile home parks;
- Collect and annually report upon data related to disputes and violations of the "Mobile Home Park Act" (act);
- Produce and distribute educational materials concerning the act and the program;
- Create and maintain a database of mobile home parks;
- Create and maintain a database to manage the program; and
- Take complaints, conduct investigations, make determinations, impose penalties, and participate in administrative dispute resolutions when there are alleged violations of the act.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)