April 20, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Yaroch and Hertel and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

A bill to amend 1987 PA 96, entitled

"The mobile home commission act,"

by amending the title and section 3 (MCL 125.2303).

the people of the state of michigan enact:


An act to create a mobile home manufactured housing commission; to prescribe its powers and duties and those of local governments; to provide for a mobile home code and the licensure, regulation, construction, operation, and management of mobile home parks, the licensure and regulation of retail sales dealers, warranties of mobile homes, and service practices of dealers; to provide for the titling of mobile homes; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain agencies and departments; to provide remedies and penalties; to declare the act to be remedial; to repeal this act on a specific date; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

Sec. 3. (1) The mobile home manufactured housing commission is created within the department of commerce.licensing and regulatory affairs.

(2) The commission consists of 11 10 members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, each of whom shall be a citizen of this state.

(3) The Within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory act that amended this section, the members of the commission shall include each of the following:

(a) A representative of an organization whose membership consists of mobile home residents.

(b) A representative of financial institutions.

(c) Two operators of a licensed mobile home park. having 100 or more sites and 1 operator of a licensed mobile home park having less than 100 sites.

(d) A representative of organized labor.

(e) An elected official of a local government.

(f) A licensed mobile home dealer.

(g) One resident of a licensed mobile home park. having 100 or more sites and 1 resident of a licensed mobile home park having less than 100 sites.

(h) A manufacturer of mobile homes.

(i) An individual from a consumer advocacy group or a legal aid group.

(4) A person An individual appointed to be a member of the commission under subsection (3)(a), (d), (e), or (g), or a member of that person's individual's immediate family shall not have more than a 1% ownership interest in or income benefit from a manufacturer of mobile homes, a retail seller of mobile homes, a licensed mobile home park, or a supplier of ancillary products or services to the mobile home industry.

(5) The term of office for each member shall of the commission must be for 3 years. A vacancy in the office of a member shall of the commission must be filled by the governor for the remainder of the unexpired term, not more than 1 month after the vacancy is created, and in the same manner as the original appointment.

(6) The per diem compensation of the members of the commission and the schedule for reimbursement of expenses shall must be established annually by the legislature.

(7) Six members of the commission constitute a quorum for all purposes, notwithstanding the existence of a vacancy in the commission's membership. Action may be taken by the commission by a vote of a majority of the members appointed and serving. Meetings of the commission may be called by the chairperson or by 3 members of the commission on 3 business days' actual notice. At least 1 meeting shall must be held each calendar quarter. The commission may hold meetings anywhere in this state.

(8) The commission shall elect a member of the commission as its chairperson and another member as its vice-chairperson. The duties and powers of the chairperson and vice-chairperson shall must be as prescribed in the commission's rules.

(9) A member of the commission may be removed from office by the governor for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or misconduct or malfeasance in office. A member of the commission who has a direct pecuniary interest in a matter before the commission shall disclose that interest before the commission taking action with respect to the matter, which disclosure shall must become a part of the record of the commission's official proceedings.