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Re: E-M:/ Info on Mobile Park Limit Legislation

Enviro-Mich message from Andrew Mutch <andrewimutch@yahoo.com>

Just to clarify for those who are interested in the
details, there were two sets of bills, one introduced
by Leon Stille in the Senate and the other by a group
of Reps. in the House. Both would have amended the
County, City\Village and Township Zoning Acts such
that a community could not be required to have more
than a set percentage of the total dwelling units
located with mobile home parks. Senator Stille would
have set that number at 10%. The Reps had set the
limit at 20%. For some reason, the Township-specific
bill that Senator Stille sponsored did not appear in
the limited search I described. You can link to it


Andrew Mutch 

> Shannon,
> A quick search at:
> http://michiganlegislature.org/
> on "Mobile Home" 
> turned up 100 hits. I then used the "Search within
> these documents for:" field and searched on "limit".
> That narrowed the list to 10. You'll find the bills
> you want at the top of the list. These House and
> Sentate bills were introduced in Jan. 2001 and sent
> to
> committee where they have languised without even
> being
> acted on. This should be no surprise. The Mobile
> Home
> industry has resisted even the most basic reforms
> and
> refuses to give way on any of the power that they
> now
> control through the MH Commission in Lansing where
> the
> park owners and manufacturers essentially wield veto
> power. Don't hold your breath waiting for these
> bills
> to ever become law.
> Andrew Mutch
> Novi

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