Garcia Bill Recieves Governor’s Signature


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Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 1153, authored by Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia (R-Cathedral City). This bill will require that manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who apply for occupational licenses submit fingerprints to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for the purpose of background check by state and federal officials.

“This bill provides the State with another tool to ensure that license applicants, who may be from other states, meet the character, honesty, integrity and reputation criteria in California law,” said Garcia.

“I want to thank Assemblywoman Garcia for authoring AB 1153,” said Lynn Jacobs, Director for HCD. “This bill will strengthen consumer protections for those who purchase manufactured homes. Furthermore, it will offer relief to those who have already suffered a loss by offering payments from the Manufactured Home Recovery Fund”

AB 1153 has received no opposition and will go into effect January 1, 2008.