HB 684-FN - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 684-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 10
COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs
This bill requires manufactured housing park owners or operators to provide notice of the opportunity for private mediation of an arbitrary or unreasonable rent increase, with the cost of the mediator paid for by the park owner.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
19Mar2019... 0892h 19-0142
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. A manufactured housing park owner or operator shall fully disclose in writing all terms and conditions of the tenancy including rental, utility and service charges, prior to entering into a rental agreement with a prospective tenant. No charges so disclosed may be increased by the park owner or operator without an explanation for the increase and specifying the date of implementation of said increase, which date shall be no less than 60 days after written notice to the tenant, and providing notice of the opportunity for voluntary private mediation of the increase under the Manufactured Housing Consumer Action Program. Nothing in this section, however, shall be construed to permit a park owner or operator to vary the terms of a written or oral rental agreement without the express written consent of the tenant.
I-a.(a) Every notice of rent increase issued by a park owner pursuant to paragraph I shall contain the following statement in 10 point bold face print:
IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS RENT INCREASE AS ARBITRARY OR UNREASONABLE YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ENGAGE IN MEDIATION, WITH THE COST OF THE MEDIATOR TO BE FULLY PAID BY THE PARK OWNER, IF: AT LEAST ONE ADULT MEMBER OF NO LESS THAN 51 PERCENT OF THE HOME OWNERS IN THE PARK SIGNS A PETITION REQUESTING MEDIATION, and THE RENT INCREASE EXCEEDS $15 PER MONTH.
(b) The notice required in this section shall also provide the name, address, and telephone number of the person or entity which shall arrange the mediation.
Approved: June 05, 2019
Effective Date: July 01, 2019
|March 6, 2019||House||Hearing|
|March 8, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 8, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 19, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 16, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|April 25, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
June 5, 2019: Signed by Governor Sununu 06/05/2019; Chapter 59; Eff: 07/01/2019
May 8, 2019: Enrolled 05/08/2019 HJ 15 P. 100
May 2, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 05/02/2019); SJ 16
April 25, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/25/2019; SJ 14
April 25, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/25/2019; SC 19
April 16, 2019: Hearing: 04/16/2019, Room 100, SH, 02:30 pm; SC 18
March 28, 2019: Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 12
March 19, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0892h: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 15
March 19, 2019: Amendment # 2019-0892h: AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 15
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0892h (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 19, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0892h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 16 P. 6
March 8, 2019: Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
March 8, 2019: Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 09:00 am LOB 302-304
March 6, 2019: Public Hearing: 03/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 25