The following Bills have been approved by Governor Newsom and become effective on January 1, 2023:
Senate Bill 940 (Caird): Reduces exemption from rent control
This bill would specify that a mobilehome park space shall be considered ‘initially held out for rent” on the date of issuance of a permit or certificate of occupancy for that space, as specified. the bill would define “new mobilehome park construction” to mean all spaces contained in a newly constructed mobilehome park for which a permit to operate is first issued on or after January 1, 2023, as specified. The bill would limit the above-described exemption for new construction to a period of 15 years from the date upon which the space is initially held out for rent. The bill would create a new exemption for new mobilehome park construction, as defined, for a period of 15 years from the date upon which 50% of the spaces in the new mobilehome park are initially held out for rent measured from the date of issuance of a permit or certificate of occupancy for that space, as specified.
Senate Bill 896 (Leyva) Manufactured Housing Community Manager Training
This bill would require the Department of Housing and Community Development, by May 1, 2025, to adopt regulations to require at least one person per mobilehome park or recreational vehicle park employed or acting under contract as an onsite manager or assistant manager, or otherwise acting in an onsite or offsite managerial capacity or role, on behalf of a mobilehome park or recreational vehicle park to receive training, as specified. the bill would require the training to be at least 6 hours, and no more than 8 hours, during the initial year and would require an online end-of-year examination to occur, as specified. The bill would require every 2 years thereafter, a training of at least 2 hours, and no more than 4 hours on rules and regulations for the park, among other matters. the bill would require the director of the department to permit a third-party provider to offer the training, as specified. once permitted, the bill would require the director to review the training curriculum and materials of the permitted third-party provider every 2 years for compliance and provisions of this bill. the bill would require the department to adopt regulations for the qualification of third-party providers, as specified. The bill would require the department to adopt these regulations by May 1, 2025.
Assembly Bill 2031 (Lee): Park Manager / Homeowner Meetings
This Bill specifies the matters on which management is required to meet and consult with homeowners and would add the topics of utility billing and charges and common area facilities, The bill would authorize participation in a meeting to occur in person or by virtual means, as specified, and would require management to comply with the method of meeting requested by the homeowner or homeowners. If an individual homeowner or group of homeowners consents to be represented at a meeting, the bill would require management to meet with either the designated representative on their behalf or with both the homeowners and the designated representative. The bill would authorize a designated representative to participate in person, by telephone, or by virtual means, as specified if so requested by an individual homeowner or group of homeowners. the bill would require management to permit the attendance of language interpreters, as specified, at any meeting held pursuant to these provisions.