By Oakley H.B. No. 2623 75R7713 PAM-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to county regulation of the installation of manufactured 1-3 housing in certain areas. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. The Texas Manufactured Housing Standards Act 1-6 (Article 5221f, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) is amended by adding 1-7 Section 4B to read as follows: 1-8 Sec. 4B. COUNTIES. (a) The commissioners court of a county 1-9 by order may prohibit the installation of a mobile home for use or 1-10 occupancy as a residential dwelling within the unincorporated area 1-11 of the county. A prohibition under this section must be 1-12 prospective and may not apply to a mobile home previously legally 1-13 permitted and used or occupied as a residential dwelling within the 1-14 unincorporated area of the county. Permits for use and occupancy 1-15 of a mobile home must be granted by the commissioners court for the 1-16 replacement of a mobile home within the unincorporated area of the 1-17 county with a HUD-Code manufactured home. 1-18 (b) Upon application, the installation of a HUD-Code 1-19 manufactured home is permitted as a residential dwelling in areas 1-20 determined appropriate by the commissioners court, including 1-21 subdivisions, planned unit developments, single lots, and rental 1-22 communities and parks. An application to install a new HUD-Code 1-23 manufactured home for use and occupancy as a residential dwelling 1-24 is deemed approved and granted unless the commissioners court 2-1 denies the application and states the reason for the denial in 2-2 writing within 45 days from the date the application was received. 2-3 (c) This section shall not affect the validity of any deed 2-4 restriction that is otherwise valid. 2-5 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 2-6 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-7 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-8 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-9 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-10 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-11 passage, and it is so enacted.