Governor Abbott has just signed SB 1248 into law. The bill, per the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) is dubbed the “Right to Replace.” SB 1248 will go into effect September 1, 2017.
TMHA tells MHProNews that “SB 1248 is the bill that preserves a manufactured home community owners’ right to replace manufactured homes within their community and preserves the existing lot footprint for the home. The impetuous for the legislation derived from some cities prohibiting replacement homes within manufactured home communities creating a, “you move, you lose” scenario.”
TMHA’s Executive Director DJ Pendleton stated that other cities had passed ordinances greatly expanding the lot size and set back requirements. So when newer homes were moved in, the practical effect is the community dramatically shrank in size. That in turn threatened its economic viability.
Pendleton said, “We would like to thank all of the TMHA members who made calls, sent emails and came to Austin during the session to ask members for their support of this legislation.”
The bill is proof once again that state associations, such as TMHA, are capable of organizing and passing legislation. ##
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News on MHProNews.c