House Bill No. 6916
               House Bill No. 6916

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-230


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  THE  MOBILE MANUFACTURED HOME
ADVISORY COUNCIL.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Subsection  (a) of section 21-84a
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   There   is   established,   within   the
Department  of  Consumer   Protection,   a  Mobile
Manufactured  Home Advisory  Council  composed  of
[fourteen] FIFTEEN members  as follows: One member
of the Connecticut  Real  Estate Commission, [and]
one employee of  the  Department  of  Economic and
Community  Development AND  ONE  EMPLOYEE  OF  THE
CONNECTICUT  HOUSING  FINANCE   AUTHORITY   to  be
appointed  by  the  Governor;  an  attorney-at-law
specializing in mobile  manufactured  home matters
to be appointed  by  the  speaker  of the House of
Representatives; [two town  planners,  one  from a
rural community and  the  other from a suburban or
urban  community]  ONE   TOWN   PLANNER   AND  ONE
REPRESENTATIVE  OF  THE  BANKING  INDUSTRY  to  be
appointed   by   the    Governor;   three   mobile
manufactured home park owners, one to be appointed
by the Governor,  [and] one to be appointed by the
minority  leader of  the  Senate  and  one  to  be
appointed by the  minority  leader of the House of
Representatives;  [from  a  list  of  park  owners
submitted by the  New England Manufactured Housing
Association;]  a  representative   of  the  mobile
manufactured home industry  to be appointed by the
majority leader of  the  House of Representatives;
three mobile manufactured  home  park  tenants  or
representatives  of  such   tenants,   each   from
different geographic areas of the state, one to be
appointed by the  Governor, one to be appointed by
the president pro tempore of the Senate and one to
be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;
a senior citizen,  WHO  IS  EITHER A RESIDENT OF A
MOBILE MANUFACTURED HOME  PARK OR A REPRESENTATIVE
OF OTHER SENIOR  CITIZENS  WHO  RESIDE  IN  MOBILE
MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS,  and  a representative of
the Housing Advisory  Committee  [of the state] to
be appointed by  the Governor. [In the appointment
of  the  senior   citizen   and   of   the  mobile
manufactured   home  park   tenants   and   tenant
representatives, the appointing  authorities shall
give consideration to  any  names submitted by any
state-wide   or  local   association   of   mobile
manufactured  home  park  residents.]  THE  MOBILE
MANUFACTURED   HOME   PARK    OWNERS    AND    THE
REPRESENTATIVE  OF THE  MOBILE  MANUFACTURED  HOME
INDUSTRY SHALL BE  APPOINTED FROM A LIST SUBMITTED
TO THE APPOINTING  AUTHORITIES  BY THE CONNECTICUT
MANUFACTURED HOUSING ASSOCIATION OR ITS SUCCESSOR,
IF  SUCH ORGANIZATION  OR  SUCCESSOR  EXISTS.  THE
MOBILE MANUFACTURED HOME  PARK  TENANTS  OR TENANT
REPRESENTATIVES AND THE  SENIOR  CITIZEN  SHALL BE
APPOINTED FROM A  LIST SUBMITTED TO THE APPOINTING
AUTHORITIES BY THE  CONNECTICUT  MANUFACTURED HOME
OWNERS  ALLIANCE  OR   ITS   SUCCESSOR,   IF  SUCH
ORGANIZATION  OR SUCCESSOR  EXISTS.  The  Governor
shall appoint a chairperson from among the members
of the council.  Members  shall  serve  for a term
coterminous with the term of the Governor or until
their  successors  are   appointed,  whichever  is
later.  Any  vacancy   shall   be  filled  by  the
appointing authority for  the  position  which has
become vacant. Members of the council shall not be
compensated for their services. Any council member
who fails to  attend three consecutive meetings or
who fails to attend fifty per cent of all meetings
held during any  calendar  year shall be deemed to
have resigned from office.
    Sec.  2.  This  act shall take effect from its
passage.

Approved June 24, 1997