Legislature(1995 - 1996)

04/23/1996 04:02 PM L&C

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              HB 436 MOBILE HOME DEALERS & TITLES                             
                                                                              
 TOM ANDERSON, Staff to sponsor, Representative Terry Martin, said             
 HB 436 is a consumer protection bill establishing procedures for              
 licensing and regulating mobile home dealers.  There is inequality            
 with the way realtors are licensed and the way mobile home dealers            
 are not.  The bill requires a bond of $50,000 to be maintained and            
 requires mobile homes to be titled through the Division of Motor              
 Vehicles.                                                                     
                                                                               
 MR. ANDERSON explained they first wanted to license mobile home               
 agents who might sell mobile homes, but the American Manufactured             
 Housing Association recommended they delete the word agent and                
 maintain it as a dealer affected bill.                                        
 He said that the Division of Occupational Licensing concurs with              
 their changes and they have letters of support from different                 
 mobile home dealers as well the Alaska Public Interest Research               
 Group.                                                                        
                                                                               
 SENATOR KELLY asked if there was a fiscal note.                               
                                                                               
 MR. ANDERSON replied that Division of Occupational Licensing                  
 submitted one for 1997 and 1998 for $24,200 and Public Safety                 
 provided one with $0.                                                         
                                                                               
 SENATOR KELLY asked if there was any opposition to the bill.  MR.             
 ANDERSON replied there was some opposition several weeks ago                  
 regarding the bond amount and there was talk of reducing it to                
 $25,000, but that didn't happen.  He didn't know if the opposition            
 was still there.                                                              
                                                                               
 Number 85                                                                     
                                                                               
 SENATOR TORGERSON moved to pass HB 436 from committee with                    
 individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it was so           
 ordered.                                                                      

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