Deanna Fields of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma tells us Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have provided liability protection for MHC owners who shelter residents in their office during severe weather. HB 2296, which would protect the owners from civil liability passed unanimously in the House and 40-1 in the Senate. Gov. Fallin said the waiver of liability could be used to promote the MHC as having a storm shelter. “By only lifting liability for mobile home park owners, the bill treats one group differently and does not constitute good public policy,” she stated. MHProNews.com has learned the bipartisan bill was co-authored by Sen. Brian Crain and Rep. Eric Proctor, and they will now seek to override the veto, which requires a two-thirds vote in each chamber.
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