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          AB 2120 (Silva)
          As Amended  June 22, 2010
          Majority vote
          |ASSEMBLY:  |68-0 |(May 24, 2010)  |SENATE: |31-0 |(June 24,      |
          |           |     |                |        |     |2010)          |
           Original Committee Reference:    H. & C.D.  

           SUMMARY  :   Requires the management in a mobilehome park to do  
          one of the following prior to February 1 of each year, if a  
          significant change was made in the Mobilehome Residency Law  
          (MRL) by legislation enacted in the prior year:

          1)Provide all homeowners with a copy of the MRL.

          2)Provide written notice to all homeowners that there has been a  
            change to the MRL and that they may obtain a copy of the text  
            of the law from management at no charge.  Management must  
            provide the copy within a reasonable time not to exceed seven  
            days upon request.  

           The Senate amendments  change the period of time during which  
          management must provide a homeowner with a requested copy of the  
          MRL from 10 days to seven days.

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill was substantially similar  
          to the version passed by the Senate.
          FISCAL EFFECT  :  None

           COMMENTS  :  The MRL is California's landlord-tenant law for  
          mobilehome parks.  When a homeowner signs a rental agreement in  
          a mobilehome park, a copy of the text of the MRL must be  
          attached as an exhibit.  Anytime the MRL is significantly  
          changed, park management must provide a new copy of the MRL to  
          every homeowner by February 1 of the next year.  This  
          requirement has been in statute since 1981.  The MRL has been  
          changed through legislation every year since then and is  
          significantly longer than it was in 1981.

          AB 2120 proposes to allow the management of a mobilehome park to  


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          either provide a new copy of the MRL to all homeowners when the  
          law changes or notify all homeowners that the law has changed  
          and provide a free copy upon request.  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Anya Lawler / H. & C.D. / (916)  

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