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Young: Bill to protect mobile home communities heads to governor

STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2020) – A bill co-authored by State Sen. R. Michael Young (R-Indianapolis) that would increase the rights of mobile home owners today passed the General Assembly.

Senate Enrolled Act 148 includes a number of provisions related to mobile and manufactured homes, including requiring mobile home park owners to inform mobile home residents at least 180 days in advance if the mobile home park is going to be closed.

"Last year, residents of a mobile home park in Decatur Township were done a great disservice when the owner of the property required all residents to relocate on short notice," Young said. "These residents were given less than two months to make the necessary arrangements, which caused great hardship for them and their families. Thankfully, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General stepped in, resulting in an extended period of time for residents to vacate the property. SEA 148 will ensure mobile home owners are given appropriate notice before a community closes so a situation like this does not need to happen again."

SEA 148 now heads to the governor to be signed into law.


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