HB20-1196 (Hooton & McCluskie/Fenberg & Lee) Mobile Home Park Act Updates

Originally Posted: February 28, 2020
Last Updated: June 19, 2020

Summary

This bill would update and improve the Mobile Home Park Act (MHPA) and the Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program. It would provide manufactured homeowners with greater rights and mechanisms to have violations investigated and resolved. It would address at least five key issues identified in the 2018 DORA Sunrise Review including retaliation, arbitrary evictions, capricious rules, transparent billing for utilities, park owner responsibilities, and right to privacy.

Position

The Children’s Campaign supports this bill. It would strengthen the rights of mobile home park residents by improving and updating the Mobile Home Park Act. In Colorado, there are hundreds of mobile home parks with thousands of residents, including children and families, and nationally, people living in manufactured housing have a median household income of less than $30,000 a year.

Current Status

Passed out of the Senate on a vote of 24-10 and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.

Previous Statuses


February 28, 2020

Passed the House Appropriations Committee on a vote of 7-4 and now heads to the House floor for debate.

March 13, 2020

Passed the House on a vote of 41-22 and now heads to the Senate, where it has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.