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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 103A.3, Code 1995, is amended by adding
  1  2 the following new subsection:
  1  3    NEW SUBSECTION.  15A.  "Mobile home park" means a site,
  1  4 lot, field, or tract of land under common ownership upon which
  1  5 two or more occupied mobile homes, manufactured homes, modular
  1  6 homes, or a combination of the homes are harbored, free of
  1  7 charge or for revenue purposes, and includes any building,
  1  8 structure, tent, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for
  1  9 use as part of the equipment of the park.  "Mobile home park"
  1 10 also includes a recreational mobile home park.  "Mobile home
  1 11 park" does not include mobile homes, buildings, tents, or
  1 12 other structures temporarily maintained by an individual,
  1 13 educational institution, or company on its own premises and
  1 14 used exclusively to house its labor or students.
  1 15    Sec. 2.  NEW SECTION.  103A.26  SEVERE STORM SHELTER
  1 16 REQUIRED FOR MOBILE HOME PARKS &endash; PENALTY &endash; APPLICABILITY.
  1 17    1.  An owner or operator of a mobile home park shall
  1 18 provide one or more severe storm shelters to accommodate the
  1 19 occupants of the mobile home park.  The severe storm shelters
  1 20 shall be constructed and maintained at convenient locations
  1 21 throughout the park for use of the occupants of the mobile
  1 22 home park when a severe storm warning is issued for the park
  1 23 area and the expected severity of the storm makes the
  1 24 occupancy of a mobile home unsafe.
  1 25    2.  The commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter
  1 26 17A which are necessary to provide for the construction and
  1 27 maintenance of severe storm shelters in mobile home parks.
  1 28    3.  An owner or operator of a mobile home park shall
  1 29 prohibit the location and occupancy of a mobile home in the
  1 30 mobile home park unless a severe storm shelter is constructed
  1 31 in the mobile home park and available for use by the occupants
  1 32 of the mobile home.
  1 33    4.  An owner or operator of a mobile home park who violates
  1 34 subsection 3 is guilty of a serious misdemeanor.
  1 35    5.  This section applies only to new mobile home parks
  2  1 which are established and begin accepting occupancy on or
  2  2 after the effective date of this Act.  
  2  3                           EXPLANATION
  2  4    This bill requires new mobile home parks, including
  2  5 recreational mobile home parks, to provide severe storm
  2  6 shelters for use of the occupants of the mobile home park.
  2  7 The severe storm shelters are to be conveniently located
  2  8 throughout the park and constructed to meet the standards
  2  9 adopted by the state building code commissioner.
  2 10    The owner or operator of a new mobile home park is required
  2 11 to prohibit mobile homes from being placed or occupied in a
  2 12 new mobile home park unless sufficient severe storm shelters
  2 13 are available to accommodate the occupants.  A violation is
  2 14 punishable as a serious misdemeanor which may include
  2 15 imprisonment up to one year, a fine of at least $250 but not
  2 16 more than $1,500, or both fine and imprisonment.
  2 17    The bill only applies to new mobile home parks which begin
  2 18 operations on or after the effective date of the bill.  
  2 19 LSB 1425XS 76
  2 20 tj/cf/24
     

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