58th Legislature
2003 Regular Session

Passed by the House February 28, 2003
  Yeas 95   Nays 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Passed by the Senate April 9, 2003
  Yeas 48   Nays 0

President of the Senate

I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1348 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.

Chief Clerk

Governor of the State of Washington

Secretary of State
State of Washington



Passed Legislature - 2003 Regular Session
State of Washington58th Legislature2003 Regular Session

By Representatives Flannigan and Moeller; by request of Office of the Code Reviser

Read first time 01/23/2003.   Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

     AN ACT Relating to technical corrections concerning manufactured and mobile homes under the authority of RCW 1.08.025; amending 2002 c 268 s 10 (uncodified); and reenacting and amending RCW 43.22.434.


Sec. 1   RCW 43.22.434 and 2002 c 268 s 3 and 2002 c 268 s 2 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
     (1) The director or the director's authorized representative may conduct such inspections, investigations, and audits as may be necessary to adopt or enforce manufactured and mobile home, commercial coach, conversion vending units, medical units, recreational vehicle, park trailer, factory built housing, and factory built commercial structure rules adopted under the authority of this chapter or to carry out the director's duties under this chapter.
     (2) For purposes of enforcement of this chapter, persons duly designated by the director upon presenting appropriate credentials to the owner, operator, or agent in charge may:
     (a) At reasonable times and without advance notice enter any factory, warehouse, or establishment in which manufactured and mobile homes, commercial coaches, conversion vending units, medical units, recreational vehicles, park trailers, factory built housing, and factory built commercial structures are manufactured, stored, or held for sale;
     (b) At reasonable times, within reasonable limits, and in a reasonable manner inspect any factory, warehouse, or establishment as required to comply with the standards adopted by the secretary of housing and urban development under the national manufactured home construction and safety standards act of 1974. Each inspection shall be commenced and completed with reasonable promptness; and
     (c) As requested by an owner of a conversion vending unit or medical unit, inspect an alteration.
     (3) For purposes of determining compliance with this chapter's permitting requirements for alterations of mobile and manufactured homes, the department may audit the records of a contractor as defined in chapter 18.27 RCW or RCW 18.106.020(1) or an electrical contractor as defined in RCW 19.28.006 when the department has reason to believe that a violation of the permitting requirements has occurred. The department shall adopt rules implementing the auditing procedures. Information obtained from a contractor through an audit authorized by this subsection is confidential and not open to public inspection under chapter 42.17 RCW.
     (4)(a) The department shall set a schedule of fees by rule which will cover the costs incurred by the department in the administration of RCW 43.22.335 through 43.22.490.
     (b)(i) Until April 1, 2004, subject to (a) of this subsection, and for the purposes of implementing the pilot project approved by the mobile/manufactured home alteration task force, the department may adopt by rule a temporary statewide fee schedule that decreases fees for mobile/manufactured home alteration permits and increases fees for factory-built housing and commercial structures plan review and inspection services. Under the temporary fee schedule, the department may waive mobile/manufactured home alteration permit fees for indigent permit applicants. The department may increase fees for factory-built housing and commercial structures plan review and inspection services in excess of the fiscal growth factor under chapter 43.135 RCW, if the increases are necessary to fund the cost of administering RCW 43.22.335 through 43.22.490. In no instance shall any fee that applies to the factory-built housing and commercial plan review and inspection services be increased in excess of forty percent.
     (ii) Effective April 1, 2004, the department must adopt a new fee schedule that is the same as the fee schedule that was in effect immediately prior to the temporary fee schedule authorized in ((section 2(4)(b), chapter 268, Laws of 2002)) (b)(i) of this subsection. However, the new fee schedule must be adjusted by the fiscal growth factors not applied during the period that the temporary fee schedule was in effect.
     (((5) This section expires April 1, 2004.))

Sec. 2   2002 c 268 s 10 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:
     (((1))) Sections 1, 2, and 4 through 9 of this act are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and take effect immediately.
     (((2) Section 3 of this act takes effect April 1, 2004.))


RCW 43.22.434 was amended twice by chapter 268, Laws of 2002. Both versions added identical language as a new subsection (3). One version added a new subsection (4) and expired the entire RCW April 1, 2004, in a new subsection (5). The other version also added a new subsection (4), with provisions effective April 1, 2004. The purpose of this bill is to retain the RCW and allow for certain of its provisions to be effective until April 1, 2004, and other of its provisions to be given effect April 1, 2004.

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