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DIVISION 13. HOUSING

PART 2. MOBILEHOMES—MANUFACTURED HOUSING*

Chapter 1. Definitions

Section 18008.7

18008.7. Multi-unit manufactured housing. (a) "Multi-unit manufactured housing," for the purposes of this part, means either of the following:

(1) A structure transportable under permit in one or more sections, designed and equipped to contain not more than two dwelling units, a dormitory, or an efficiency unit, to be used either with a support system pursuant to Section 18613 or a foundation system pursuant to Section 18551.

(2) A structure transportable under permit in one or more sections, designed to be used with a foundation system for either of the following purposes:

(A) Three or more dwelling units, as defined by Section 18003.3.

(B) A residential hotel, as defined by paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 50519.

(b) Multi-unit manufactured housing shall be constructed in compliance with applicable department regulations. The egress and fire separation requirements of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations applicable to dormitories, hotels, apartment houses, and structures that contain two dwelling units shall also be applicable to all multi-unit manufactured housing constructed for those purposes. The accessibility and adaptability requirements of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations applicable to dormitories, hotels, and apartment houses shall also be applicable to multi-unit manufactured housing containing three or more dwelling units.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all provisions of law that apply to manufactured homes shall apply equally to multi-unit manufactured housing, except as provided in this section.

(d) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Dormitory" means a room or rooms inhabited for the purposes of temporary residence by two or more persons.

(2) "Efficiency unit" has the same meaning as defined in Section 17958.1.

History.—Stats. 1989, Ch. 875, in effect January 1, 1990, deleted text after "means" in the first sentence, added subsections (a) and (b), restated the former second sentence as the first sentence of the second paragraph, and added the second sentence to the second paragraph. Stats. 1995, Ch. 185, in effect January 1, 1996, renumbered the section which was formerly numbered 18008; added the subdivision letters (a) and (b) at the beginning of the former first and second paragraphs; substituted " 'Multi-unit manufactured housing,' " for " 'Mobilehome,' " after "(a)"; renumbered former "(a)" as "(1)", and substituted ", a dormitory, or an efficiency unit, to be used either with a support system or" for "to be used with or without" after "units" therein; renumbered former "(b)" as "(2)", and substituted "either" for "any" after "for" therein; relettered former "(1)" as "(A)"; deleted former "(2) As a dormitory. A 'dormitory' shall mean a room or rooms inhabited for the purpose of temporary residence by two or more persons."; relettered former "(3)" as "(B)"; deleted former "(4) Efficiency units, as defined by Section 17958.1."; substituted "Multi-unit manufactured housing shall be constructed in compliance with applicable department regulations." for "Mobilehome does not include a recreational vehicle, commercial coach, or factory-built housing, as defined in Section 19971." after "(b)", and substituted "multi-unit manufactured housing" for "mobilehomes" after "applicable to" in the second sentence of subdivision (b); and added subdivisions (c) and (d). Stats. 2001, Ch. 356 (AB 1318), in effect January 1, 2002, added "pursuant to Section 18613" after "support system" and added "system pursuant to Section 18551" after "foundation" in subdivision (a)(1); added the second sentence, and deleted "handicap" after "The", added "also" after "houses shall", and substituted "containing three or more dwelling units" for "constructed for those purposes" after "manufactured housing" in the former second sentence of subdivision (b).

Note.—Section 5 of Stats. 2001, Ch. 356 (AB 1318), provides that no reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

* Part 2 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, in effect January 1, 1982.