By Chris Wysocki
WMA SPONSORS LEGISLATION ADDRESSING RESIDENT VIOLATIONS, PERMITS TO OPERATE (PTO)
Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua (Democrat, Stockton) recently introduced AB 2002 on behalf of WMA. This bill addresses the procedure by which the Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) or responsible Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) issue citations that may cause a park to lose its Permit to Operate (PTO) when resident violations go uncorrected.
Specifically, this bill establishes a dedicated fund to provide grants or other funding mechanisms to be made available to residents and utilized to correct violations that would otherwise require a suspension of a mobilehome park PTO.
WMA believes that AB 2002 affords mobilehome parkowners and residents the opportunity to work together to correct violations before a mobilehome park’s ability to operate is threatened.
WMA appreciates the willingness of the author and his staff to introduce this crucial, mutually beneficial measure.
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INTRODUCED BILL AFFECTS RENT CONTROL EXEMPTION REGARDING NEW CONSTRUCTION OF MOBILEHOME PARKS
Senator John Laird (Democrat, Santa Cruz) has introduced SB 940, which amends Civil Code Sections 798.7 and 798.45 of the Civil Code, pertaining to rent control exemptions for “new construction” of mobilehome spaces. SB 940 has not yet been referred to a policy committee. The WMA Legislative Committee will be reviewing and adopting positions on SB 940 and all key bills of interest next month.
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GOVERNOR NEWSOM SIGNS LEGISLATION EXTENDING COVID-19 PAID SICK LEAVE
Last Wednesday, Governor Newsom signed legislation that will extend the COVID-19 supplemental paid sick that expired last year. The bill takes effect on February 19, 2022, and expires on September 30, 2022. The bill applies to businesses with more than 25 employees and is retroactive to January 1, 2022.
As outlined in the Governor’s press release, “SB 114 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review ensures that employees continue to have access to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through September 30, 2022, which may be used by employees who have been advised to quarantine, those caring for COVID-impacted family members, attending a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, and more. Small businesses employing 25 or fewer workers are exempt from the legislation, which is retroactive to sick leave taken beginning January 1, 2022.”
The California Department of Industrial Relations is currently updating its website with details regarding the new COVID supplemental paid sick leave law, including a FAQ’s.
The website can be found here:
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FRIDAY THE DEADLINE TO INTRODUCE NEW LEGISLATION
This Friday, February 18, is the deadline for Legislators to introduce new legislative measures. Over 500 new bills have been introduced this year, bringing the total to over 3,500 for the two-year session. WMA is actively monitoring legislative proposals that impact the manufactured housing industry, and please visit the WMA website at https://www.wma.org/bills-interest to keep up to date on current proposals.
ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN CAUCUS ANNOUNCES NEW LEADER
Assemblymember James Gallagher of Yuba City was elected by fellow Republicans to serve as Assembly Minority Leader. He succeeds Assemblymember Marie Waldron (Republican, Escondido) who served in this post since 2018.
Chris Wysocki is WMA’s State Legislative Advocate. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.