BILL SUMMARY for SB09-040
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR AND TECHNOLOGY
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Moved prepared Amendment L.001 (Attachment A). Th|
Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-040, as amended, to
|Pass Without Objection|
01:34 PM -- Senate Bill 09-040
Senator Hodge presented Senate Bill 09-040. Senate Bill 09-040 makes several modifications to the recording requirements for documents related to a manufactured home. These changes include rules regarding the submission of information for recording, requesting title, deeds, certificates, abandonment, and other legal real or personal property documentation concerning manufactured housing. Senator Hodge stated that Senate Bill 09-040 is a clean up of a 2008 bill regarding the titling and reporting for manufactured and mobile homes. She distributed prepared Amendment L.001 (Attachment A). Senator Hodge requested that the witnesses be allowed to provide more detail about the bill.
The following individuals testified:
01:35 PM -- Meghan Pfanstiel, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified with Pam Nielsen, Motor Vehicle Manager for Larimer County Clerk and Recorders Office, in support of the bill. Ms. Pfanstiel explained that she and Ms. Nielsen were part of task force called the "Mobile Homes Working Group," and listed the agencies involved in the task force. Ms. Pfanstiel discussed the agencies and departments that support Senate Bill 09-040. Ms. Pfanstiel stated that last year's bill was an overhaul of the requirements related to manufactured homes, but that more changes still needed to be made, particularly for issues involving long-term land leases. Ms. Pfanstiel gave an example of how last year's bill did not adequately address long-term land lease issues. Ms. Nielsen discussed other technical changes made by the bill and why they were necessary to help the recording process.
01:41 PM -- Ms. Pfanstiel indicated that throughout the bill, the task force worked with the state Department of Motor Vehicles to find ways to eliminate expensive and lengthy bonding procedures, particularly for abandoned homes.
01:42 PM -- Ms. Nielsen continued her discussion of the technical aspects of the bill. She spoke about bonding requirements for homes that are over 25 years old that would be eliminated by the bill, and also discussed new options for home inspections, lien filing methods, and for collecting proof of identification in a manner that complies with the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
01:45 PM -- Ms. Pfanstiel discussed language in the bill that concerns certificates of removal. She also indicated that the Division of Property Taxation had requested that the bill update certain definitions. She stated that Amendment L.001 adds additional language to those definitions. Ms. Pfanstiel responded to a question from Senator Tochtrop concerning who pays for the removal of a home; Ms. Pfanstiel indicated that a park owner is generally responsible for the cost of removing a home because the tenant has usually been evicted for nonpayment.
|TIME: || 01:48:45 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-040, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. (See vote on Amendment L.001 in following vote sheet). The motion passed on a 5-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS