McCabe bill to ease burdens on mobile and manufactured homeowners passes House

Today, the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to lower the fine incurred by individuals seeking affordable housing opportunities in mobile or manufactured homes.

Currently, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) imposes a $1,000 fine if a person fails to use a certified installer on a mobile or manufactured home installation. House Bill 1329 would lower the fine to $250 for the first infraction, and would prevent subsequent infractions from exceeding $1,000 per violation.

Rep. Gina McCabe, the bill's sponsor, said the legislation will help ensure affordable housing remains affordable.

“As a business owner and manager, as well as a state representative, I want to help do away with some of the burdensome regulations that make it difficult to do business with the Department of Labor and Industries,” said McCabe, R-Goldendale. “This bill is a win for everyone. It provides flexibility to the Department, and assurance for installers as well as individuals and families in need of affordable housing.”

House Bill 1329 now advances to the Senate for further consideration.

The 2017 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn April 23.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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