In the waining days of the 188th Massachusetts General Court Formal Session, which concluded 7/31/14, the Manufactured Housing Bill proposed by the State AG, was moved from the Senate Ethics Committee to the House Ways and Means Committee. The bill number was changed to Senate Bill 2318 and contained some key language changes proposed by MMHA. We are grateful to the Committee Members for their listening to our concerns on duplication of existing regulations. Come to the MMHA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at the Holiday Inn, Taunton for more details.
The AG’s bill is now Senate 1992 this was renumbered from Senate 610 and House Bill 1116 and combined as one. It is being heard in the Senate Committee of Ethics/Rules.
Are you willing to contact your State Senator? Call MMHA 508-460-9523 for a copy of our concerns and a Bill Summary of its implications for owner/operators; resident owned MH communities and residents. (April 4, 2014)
188th Legislative Session of the Mass. General Court.
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Did you know ther are 370 General Laws with the wording “manufactured homes”?
Bills were filed on 1/18/13 on behalf of MMHA, with approval of the Board of Directors. The bill numbers are as follows:
HB 1554 -relative to septic systems in manufactured housing.
HB 1556-relative to tax credits for residents in manufactured housing communities (Oil Tax Credits/Homeowners)
HB 1557-to improve water sub-metering in manufactured housing communities
HB 1561-relative to perspective purchasers in manufactured housing communities (Cori Checks)
These were filed by Representative George Peterson, Jr. Asst. Minority Leader of Grafton.
CALL TO ACTION…CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE & SENATOR TO ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT!
This past election there were 19 changes at the State House, three new Senators (one was formerly a State Rep) and 16 new members of the House of Representatives. The MMHA Board of Directors will be familarizing themselves with the new members and will update them on MMHA issues, concerns and updates early in the new session. MMHA will re-file bills in early January on Oil tank replacement credits for homeowners; issues of CORI checks and reimbursement; Water Submetering and Septic Systems clarifications. We have found some clarification in 940 CMR 10 which will be useful this 2-year legislative cycle. There will be lots of room changes in Boston, best place to check how to contact YOUR legislator is www.mass.gov for bill numbers and contact information (go to Government/Taxes and then Legislative Branch). Next formal session 1/10/13.
Calls are needed on the AG’s bill to change MH law. It is being heard by House Ways and Means.
Are you familiar with this bill? MMHA hopes so…If you are a land-leased community operator this bill affects YOU! HB 2117 is currently in House Ways and Means. Call 508-460-9523 for a copy of the AG’s PowerPoint Presentation from the June 2011 Mid-Year meeting which explains consequences if this bill passes.
Spring 2012- This is a bipartisan bill to ease regulatory burdens on families seeking affordable home financing including HUD built/chattel financing. It is called the Fincher-Donnelly Bill. MHI is leading this effort. The end of March this bill had 22 sponsors. Seeking support from the U.S. Congressional Delegation in the Northeast. MMHA has contact members of the Financial Services Committee Congressman Stephen Lynch and Congressman Michael Capuano. Would you weigh in?