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SENATE BILL 310 (CRAVEN 1995)

CHAPTER 256, STATUTES OF 1995

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As enacted, Senate Bill 310 affected Business and Professions Code sections 11010.8 and 11010.9, amended Corporations Code section 7312, and Government Code sections 66427.4 and 66427.5, relating to mobilehome parks.  (See Exhibit #1g)  Senate Bill 310 was introduced by Senator William A. Craven on February 10, 1995.  (See Exhibits #1a)  This bill was sponsored by an attorney in Senator Craven’s district who represented mobilehome park acquisition corporations and by another attorney representing Park Conservation Consultant.  (See Exhibit #13, documents PE-6 and PE-8)

 

Senate Bill 310 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Housing and Land Use where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibit #3)  The Senate amended the bill on March 16 and March 27, 1995.  (See Exhibits #1b and #1c)  Senate Bill 310 was approved by the Senate and forwarded to the Assembly on March 30, 1995.  (See Exhibit #2)

 

While in the Assembly, the Committee on Housing and Community Development considered the policy issues raised by the bill.  (See Exhibit #7)  The Assembly made three amendments to Senate Bill 310, on May 26, June 13 and June 22, 1995.  (See Exhibits #1d through #1f and #2)  The Assembly thereafter approved the bill and returned it to the Senate.  (See Exhibit #2)

 

The Senate approved the Assembly amendments and forwarded Senate Bill 310 to Governor Wilson who signed the bill on August 1, 1995, and the Secretary of State recorded it on that same date as Chapter 256 of the Statutes of 1995.  (See Exhibits #1e and #2)

 

The Unfinished Business analysis addressing the June 22, 1995 amended version of Senate Bill 310 that was produced by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses provides the following digest of the bill:

 

This bill makes changes in the law regulating mobilehome park conversion to resident ownership.

 

Assembly Amendments make numerous substantive and technical 

changes; however, the intent remains the same.  The substantive changes include clarification relating to (1) mitigation of economic displacement requirements, (2) resident-owned corporate parks, and (3) disclosure requirements for resident-owned subdivided parks.

(See Exhibit #11, pages 1 and 2)