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SF 3443

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/28/2020 12:47pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to housing; modifying the definition of modular home; modifying
assessment provision for manufactured home relocation trust fund; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 327.31, subdivision 23; 327C.095,
subdivision 12.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 327.31, subdivision 23, is amended
to read:


Subd. 23.

Modular home.

For the purposes of this section, "modular home" means a
deleted text begin single-familydeleted text endnew text begin one- or two-familynew text end dwelling constructed in accordance with applicable
standards adopted in Minnesota Rules, chapter 1360 or 1361, and attached to a foundation
designed to the State Building Code.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 327C.095, subdivision 12, is amended
to read:


Subd. 12.

Payment to the Minnesota manufactured home relocation trust fund.

(a)
If a manufactured home owner is required to move due to the conversion of all or a portion
of a manufactured home park to another use, the closure of a park, or cessation of use of
the land as a manufactured home park, the manufactured park owner shall, upon the change
in use, pay to the commissioner of management and budget for deposit in the Minnesota
manufactured home relocation trust fund under section 462A.35, the lesser amount of the
actual costs of moving or purchasing the manufactured home approved by the neutral third
party and paid by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency under subdivision 13, paragraph
(a) or (e), or $3,250 for each single section manufactured home, and $6,000 for each
multisection manufactured home, for which a manufactured home owner has made
application for payment of relocation costs under subdivision 13, paragraph (c). The
manufactured home park owner shall make payments required under this section to the
Minnesota manufactured home relocation trust fund within 60 days of receipt of invoice
from the neutral third party.

(b) A manufactured home park owner is not required to make the payment prescribed
under paragraph (a), nor is a manufactured home owner entitled to compensation under
subdivision 13, paragraph (a) or (e), if:

(1) the manufactured home park owner relocates the manufactured home owner to
another space in the manufactured home park or to another manufactured home park at the
park owner's expense;

(2) the manufactured home owner is vacating the premises and has informed the
manufactured home park owner or manager of this prior to the mailing date of the closure
statement under subdivision 1;

(3) a manufactured home owner has abandoned the manufactured home, or the
manufactured home owner is not current on the monthly lot rental, personal property taxes;

(4) the manufactured home owner has a pending eviction action for nonpayment of lot
rental amount under section 327C.09, which was filed against the manufactured home owner
prior to the mailing date of the closure statement under subdivision 1, and the writ of recovery
has been ordered by the district court;

(5) the conversion of all or a portion of a manufactured home park to another use, the
closure of a park, or cessation of use of the land as a manufactured home park is the result
of a taking or exercise of the power of eminent domain by a governmental entity or public
utility; or

(6) the owner of the manufactured home is not a resident of the manufactured home
park, as defined in section 327C.01, subdivision 9; the owner of the manufactured home is
a resident, but came to reside in the manufactured home park after the mailing date of the
closure statement under subdivision 1; or the owner of the manufactured home has not paid
the $15 assessment when due under paragraph (c).

(c) If the unencumbered fund balance in the manufactured home relocation trust fund
is less than $2,000,000 as of June 30 of each year, the commissioner of management and
budget shall assess each manufactured home park owner by mail the total amount of $15
for each licensed lot in their park, payable on or before December 15 of that year. Failure
to notify and timely assess the manufactured home park owner by July 31 of any year shall
waive the assessment and payment obligations of the manufactured home park owner for
that year. Together with said assessment notice, each year the commissioner of management
and budget shall prepare and distribute to park owners a letter explaining whether funds are
being collected for that year, information about the collection, an invoice for all licensed
lots, a notice for distribution to the residents, and a sample form for the park owners to
collect information on which park residents and lots have been accounted for. In a font no
smaller than 14-point, the notice provided by management and budget for distribution to
residents by the park owner will include the payment deadline of deleted text beginNovember 30deleted text end new text beginOctober 31new text end
and the following language: "THIS IS NOT AN OPTIONAL FEE. IF YOU OWN A
MANUFACTURED HOME ON A LOT YOU RENT IN A MANUFACTURED HOME
PARK, AND YOU RESIDE IN THAT HOME, YOU MUST PAY WHEN PROVIDED
NOTICE." If assessed under this paragraph, the park owner may recoup the cost of the $15
assessment as a lump sum or as a monthly fee of no more than $1.25 collected from park
residents together with monthly lot rent as provided in section 327C.03, subdivision 6. If,
by September 15, a park owner provides the notice to residents for the $15 lump sum, a
park owner may adjust payment for lots in their park that are vacant or otherwise not eligible
for contribution to the trust fund under section 327C.095, subdivision 12, paragraph (b),
and for park residents who have not paid the $15 assessment when due to the park owner
by deleted text beginNovember 30deleted text endnew text begin October 31new text end, and deduct from the assessment accordingly. The commissioner
of management and budget shall deposit any payments in the Minnesota manufactured home
relocation trust fund and provide to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency by December
31, a record for each manufactured home park of the amount received for that park and the
number of deductions made for each of the following reasons: vacant lots, ineligible lots,
and uncollected fees.

(d) This subdivision and subdivision 13, paragraph (c), clause (5), are enforceable by
the neutral third party, on behalf of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, or by action
in a court of appropriate jurisdiction. The court may award a prevailing party reasonable
attorney fees, court costs, and disbursements.