SB 277, defining the terms "deterioration" and "disrepair" as regards manufactured homes, passed the House unanimously on June 6. It now goes to the Governor, who is expected to sign the bill into law. Rep. Ken Helm carried the bill to the House floor and according to John VanLandingham, "did a great job." Also speaking at this time about the work of the Landlord/Tenant Coalition were Rep. Bill Kennemer and Rep. Carl Wilson, who both have strongly encouraged and supported the coalition's work, now and in the past. And in more good news, HB 2008, carried by Rep. Julie Fahey, was signed by the Governor on the same day, June 6. This new law raises the amount paid to residents in MH parks if the park closes to $6,000 for a single-wide, $8,000 for a double-wide, and $10,000 for a triple-wide home. The law now also includes a yearly recalculation adjustment to reflect inflation.
Thank you to all who wrote in support of these two bills, D-Day became another historically good day with these battles won!