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S1373.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
MOBILE HOMES - REHABILITATION - Adds to existing law to enact the Mobile
Home Rehabilitation Act to require rehabilitation of mobile homes
constructed prior to June 15, 1976, and to require the issuance of a
certificate of compliance by the Division of Building Safety of the state
of Idaho before a local jurisdiction may issue a permit for the
installation of the mobile home.
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AYES--Andreason, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Darrington, Deide,
Dunklin, Geddes, Hansen, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King,
McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder,
Sorensen, Sweeney, horne, Twiggs, Wheeler
NAYS--Boatright, Cameron, Crow, Frasure, Lee, Riggs, Stennett,
Absent and excused--Danielson
Floor Sponsor - Ingram
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AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bieter, Bivens, Black(15),
Black(23), Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crane,
Deal, Ellsworth, Field(13), Gagner, Hadley, Hansen, Henbest,
Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(22), Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell,
Kjellander, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, McKague, Meyer,
Miller, Mortensen, Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman,
Robison, Sali, Stone, Stubbs, Taylor, Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson,
Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- Bell, Cuddy, Denney, Field(20), Geddes, Gould, Marley,
Ridinger, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stoicheff
Absent and excused -- Crow, Jones(9), Jones(20)
Floor Sponsor - Gagner
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03/20/98 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 128
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1373
BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE MOBILE HOME REHABILITATION ACT; AMENDING TITLE 44, IDAHO CODE,
3 BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW CHAPTER 25, TITLE 44, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE LEG-
4 ISLATIVE INTENT, TO REQUIRE REHABILITATION OF CERTAIN MOBILE HOMES AND THE
5 ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE BY THE DIVISION OF BUILDING SAFETY
6 OF THE STATE OF IDAHO BEFORE A LOCAL JURISDICTION MAY ISSUE A PERMIT FOR
7 THE INSTALLATION OF THE MOBILE HOME, TO PROVIDE REHABILITATION REQUIRE-
8 MENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR A REHABILITATION FORM AND CHECKLIST, TO AUTHORIZE AN
9 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE AND TO PROVIDE FOR PROMULGATION OF RULES TO IMPLEMENT
10 THE CHAPTER.
11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
12 SECTION 1. That Title 44, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby amended
13 by the addition thereto of a NEW CHAPTER , to be known and desig-
14 nated as Chapter 25, Title 44, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
15 CHAPTER 25
16 MOBILE HOME REHABILITATION
17 44-2501. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. In order to ensure a continued supply of
18 safe, affordable housing, the state of Idaho hereby adopts a rehabilitation
19 program for existing mobile homes constructed prior to June 15, 1976, the
20 effective date of the federal manufactured housing and safety standards act
21 (HUD code), that are currently sited within Idaho or that may be brought into
22 the state after the effective date of this act. It is legislative intent that
23 the relocation and installation of these homes be approved when the rehabili-
24 tation on the home has been completed as required in this chapter and proof of
25 compliance has been issued by the administrator of the division of building
26 safety of the state of Idaho.
27 44-2502. APPLICATION OF CHAPTER -- REHABILITATION REQUIRED -- CERTIFICATE
28 OF COMPLIANCE. (1) This chapter shall apply to the installation of mobile
29 homes constructed prior to June 15, 1976, within the jurisdiction of a city or
30 county requiring an installation permit pursuant to section 44-2202, Idaho
32 (2) Before a permit for the installation of the mobile home may be
33 issued, the home must meet the rehabilitation requirements specified in this
34 chapter and receive a certificate of compliance from the administrator of the
35 division of building safety of the state of Idaho.
36 (3) Upon submission of the rehabilitation form required pursuant to sec-
37 tion 44-2504, Idaho Code, and any other information required by the adminis-
38 trator to establish compliance with this chapter, the administrator shall
39 issue a certificate of compliance to the homeowner. The certificate of com-
40 pliance must be presented to the local jurisdiction before a permit for the
41 installation of the home may be issued.
1 (4) Upon receipt of the certificate of compliance, the local jurisdiction
2 shall issue the installation permit in the same manner as the permit would be
3 issued with respect to a mobile/manufactured home for which rehabilitation is
4 not required. No zoning or other ordinance or policy of the local jurisdic-
5 tion prohibiting relocation or installation of a mobile home to which this
6 chapter applies shall be effective to prohibit the relocation or installation
7 of a mobile home for which a certificate of compliance has been issued in
8 accordance with this chapter.
9 44-2503. REHABILITATION REQUIREMENTS. The mobile home shall meet the fol-
10 lowing rehabilitation requirements:
11 (1) A smoke detector (which may be a single station alarm device) shall
12 be installed on any wall in a hallway or space communicating with each bedroom
13 area and the living area on the living area side and, when located in a
14 hallway, the detector shall be between the return air intake and the living
15 area. Each smoke detector shall be installed in accordance with its listing
16 and the top of the detector shall be located on a wall four (4) inches to
17 twelve (12) inches below the ceiling. The detector may be battery-powered or
18 may be connected to an electrical outlet box by a permanent wiring method into
19 a general electrical branch circuit, without any switch between the over cur-
20 rent protection device protecting the branch circuit and the detector.
21 (2) The walls, ceilings and doors of each compartment containing a gas-
22 fired furnace or water heater shall be lined with five-sixteenth (5/16) inch
23 gypsum board, unless the door opens to the exterior of the home, in which
24 case, the door may be all metal construction. All exterior compartments shall
25 seal to the interior of the mobile home.
26 (3) Each room designated expressly for sleeping purposes shall have an
27 exterior exit door or at least one (1) outside egress window or other approved
28 exit device with a minimum clear dimension of twenty-two (22) inches and a
29 minimum clear opening of five (5) square feet. The bottom of the exit shall
30 not be more than thirty-six (36) inches above the floor.
31 (4) All electrical systems shall be tested for continuity to assure that
32 metallic parts are properly bonded, tested for operation to demonstrate that
33 all equipment is connected and in working order, and given a polarity check to
34 determine that connections are proper. The electrical system shall be properly
35 protected for the required amperage load. If the unit wiring is of aluminum
36 conductors, all receptacles and switches rated twenty (20) amperes or less
37 directly connected to the aluminum conductors shall be marked CO/ALR. Exterior
38 receptacles other than heat tape receptacles shall be of the ground fault cir-
39 cuit interrupter (GFI) type. Conductors of dissimilar metals (copper/aluminum
40 or copper clad aluminum) must be connected in accordance with section 110-14
41 of the national electrical code.
42 (5) The mobile home's gas piping shall be tested with the appliance
43 valves removed from the piping system and piping capped at those areas. The
44 piping system shall withstand a pressure of at least six (6) inch mercury or
45 three (3) psi gauge for a period of not less than ten (10) minutes without
46 showing any drop in pressure. Pressure shall be measured with a mercury
47 manometer or a slope gauge calibrated so as to read in increments of not
48 greater than one-tenth (1/10) pound or an equivalent device. The source of
49 normal operating pressure shall be isolated before the pressure test is made.
50 After the appliance connections are reinstalled, the piping system and connec-
51 tions shall be tested with line pressure of not less than ten (10) inches nor
52 more than fourteen (14) inches water column air pressure. The appliance con-
53 nections shall be tested for leakage with soapy water or a bubble solution.
54 All gas furnaces and water heaters shall be vented to the exterior in accor-
1 dance with chapter 9 of the uniform mechanical code.
2 (6) A full water or air pressure test will be performed on the mobile
3 home's water and sewer system.
4 (a) Water piping shall be tested and proven tight under a water pressure
5 not less than the working pressure under which it is to be used. The water
6 used for tests shall be obtained from a potable source of supply. A fifty
7 (50) pound per square inch (344.5kPa) air pressure may be substituted for
8 the water test. In either method of test, the piping shall withstand a
9 test without leaking for a period of not less than fifteen (15) minutes.
10 (b) A water test shall be applied to the drainage and vent system either
11 in its entirety or in sections. If applied to the entire system, all open-
12 ings in the piping shall be tightly closed, except at the highest opening,
13 and the system filled with water to the point of overflow. If the system
14 is tested in sections, each opening shall be tightly plugged except the
15 highest opening of the section under the test and each section shall be
16 filled with water, but no section shall be tested with less than a ten
17 (10) foot (3m) head of water. In testing successive sections, at least the
18 upper ten (10) feet (3m) of the next preceding section shall be tested, so
19 that no joint or pipe in the structure, except the uppermost ten (10) feet
20 (3m) of the system, shall have been submitted to a test of less than a ten
21 (10) foot (3m) head of water. The water shall be kept in the system or in
22 the portion under testing for at least fifteen (15) minutes before inspec-
23 tion starts. The system shall be tight at all points.
24 (7) All repairs or other work necessary to bring the mobile home into
25 compliance with the requirements of this section shall be completed before a
26 certificate of compliance may be issued.
27 44-2504. REHABILITATION FORM AND CHECKLIST -- ADMINISTRATIVE FEE --
28 RULES. (1) The administrator of the division of building safety shall, by
29 rule, establish a mobile home rehabilitation form and checkoff list. The form
30 shall be completed and signed by an authorized representative of an Idaho
31 licensed manufactured home service company or installer or dealer holding an
32 installer's license. Electrical, gas, water and sewer inspections and any nec-
33 essary repairs must be performed by a person or company properly licensed and
34 authorized to perform the work under Idaho law, with the person or company
35 performing the inspections and repairs to be noted on the rehabilitation form.
36 A properly completed rehabilitation form shall be presented to the division of
37 building safety before a certificate of compliance may be issued.
38 (2) The administrator of the division of building safety may, by rule,
39 establish an administrative fee to cover the costs of administering the provi-
40 sions of this chapter.
41 (3) In addition to the rulemaking authority provided in this section, the
42 administrator of the division of building safety may promulgate rules in
43 accordance with the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, deemed
44 necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation adopts a rehabilitation program for mobile homes manufactured prior to June 15, 1976,
and provides that once a home has been rehabilitated consistent with the provision of the act, no zoning
or other ordinances shall prohibit the relocation or installation of the home.
The Division of Building Safety is authorized to establish an administrative fee to cover the costs of
administering this program.
Since the expense to the Division will consist of establishing a rehabilitation check list form and issuance
of certificates of compliance, the cost to the Division, as well as the amount of the administrative fee,
should be minimal.
Senator Cecil Ingram
Idaho Manufactured Housing Assn
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE