Nebraska Revised Statute 71-4604.01

Chapter 71 Section 4604.01

71-4604.01.

Manufactured home or recreational vehicle; seals certifying compliance with standards; exemption; rules and regulations; fees; Public Service Commission Housing and Recreational Vehicle Cash Fund.

(1)(a) Every manufactured home or recreational vehicle manufactured, sold, offered for sale, or leased in this state more than four months after May 27, 1975, and before May 1, 1998, shall comply with the seal requirements of the state agency responsible for regulation of manufactured homes or recreational vehicles as such requirements existed on the date of manufacture.

(b) Every manufactured home or recreational vehicle manufactured, sold, offered for sale, or leased in this state on or after May 1, 1998, shall bear a seal issued by the commission certifying that the body and frame design and construction and the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems of such manufactured home or recreational vehicle have been installed in compliance with the standards adopted by the commission, applicable at the time of manufacture. Manufactured homes destined for sale outside the United States shall be exempt from displaying the seal issued by the state if sufficient proof of such delivery is submitted to the commission for review. Recreational vehicles destined for sale or lease outside this state or the United States shall be exempt from displaying the seal issued by the state if sufficient proof of such delivery is submitted to the commission for review. The commission shall issue the recreational-vehicle seal upon an inspection of the plans and specifications for the recreational vehicle or upon an actual inspection of the recreational vehicle during or after construction if the recreational vehicle is in compliance with state standards. The commission shall issue the manufactured-home seal in accordance with the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5401 et seq., as such act existed on January 1, 2005. Each seal issued by the state shall remain the property of the commission and may be revoked by the commission in the event of a violation of the conditions of issuance.

(2) The commission shall charge a fee in an amount determined annually by the commission after published notice and a hearing, for seals issued by the commission. A seal shall be placed on each manufactured home. The commission shall assess any costs of inspections conducted outside of Nebraska to the manufacturer in control of the inspected facility or to a manufacturer requesting such inspection. Such costs shall include, but not be limited to, actual travel, personnel, and inspection expenses and shall be paid prior to any issuance of seals.

(3) The commission shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations governing the submission of plans and specifications of manufactured homes and recreational vehicles. A person who submits recreational-vehicle plans and specifications to the commission for review and approval shall be assessed an hourly rate by the commission for performing the review of the plans and specifications and related functions. The hourly rate shall be not less than fifteen dollars per hour and not more than seventy-five dollars per hour as determined annually by the commission after published notice and hearing based on the number of hours of review time as follows:

(a) New model, one hour;

(b) Quality control manual, two hours;

(c) Typicals, one-half hour;

(d) Revisions, three-fourths hour;

(e) Engineering calculations, three-fourths hour;

(f) Initial package, fifteen hours; and

(g) Yearly renewal, two hours plus the three-fourths hour for revisions.

(4) The commission shall charge each manufacturer an inspection fee of two hundred fifty dollars for each inspection of any new recreational vehicle manufactured by such manufacturer and not bearing a seal issued by the State of Nebraska or some reciprocal state.

(5) All fees collected pursuant to the Uniform Standard Code for Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles shall be remitted to the State Treasurer for credit to the Public Service Commission Housing and Recreational Vehicle Cash Fund.

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