Advocacy Update: SB-869 Housing: mobilehome parks: recreational vehicle parks: manager training
Senator Connie Leyva
Senator Bill Dodd
This bill would require the Department of Housing and Community Development, by May 1, 2024, to adopt regulations to require mobilehome parks and recreational vehicle park employees to receive appropriate training on mobilehome park law and special occupancy parks law as provided by HCD.
The bill which would cost the state 1.16 million had been held in suspense but was amended and recently passed out of committee.
Amendments would now require “at least one person” (amended from each person) employed or acting under contract as on onsite manager or assistant manager, or otherwise acting in an onsite of office managerial capacity or role on behalf of a mobilehome or recreational vehicle park to receive appropriate training of at least “16” hours (amended from 18) during the initial year and at least “6” (amended from unspecified) hours of follow up training each year thereafter …….
The civil penalty for failure to display certificate has been changed to remove “an unspecified amount” however the amount of the penalty is still unspecified. Additionally, the parks permit to operate may still be suspended for the violation.
The bill still has some time before it will pass to the governor desk.
Next steps are:
Assembly policy committee(s)
Governor’s Desk (signing deadline is September 30)
We are closely monitoring the bill and will continue to provide updates through California Outdoor eNews and our Facebook community page.
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