SENATE BILL No. 447
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 9-14-3-5; IC 25-23.7.
Synopsis: Manufactured home installers. Requires the bureau of motor
vehicles to provide information concerning titles for manufactured
homes to the manufactured home installer licensing board (board).
Requires manufactured home installers to make quarterly reports to the
board. Requires the board to investigate violations by manufactured
home installers. Creates the licensed manufactured home installer
safety compliance fund, and continually appropriates money in the
Effective: July 1, 2013.
January 10, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Economic
Development & Technology.
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE BILL No. 447
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
professions and occupations and to make an appropriation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-14-3-5; (13)IN0447.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-14-3-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.125-2012,
SECTION 34, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 5. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), (d), or
(e), the bureau shall prepare and deliver information on titles,
registrations, and licenses and permits upon the request of any person.
All requests must be:
(1) submitted in writing; or
(2) made electronically through the computer gateway
administered under IC 4-13.1-2-2(a)(5) by the office of
to the bureau and, unless exempted under IC 9-29, must be
accompanied by the payment of the fee prescribed in IC 9-29-2-2.
(b) The bureau shall not disclose:
(1) the Social Security number;
(2) the federal identification number;
(3) the driver's license number;
(4) the digital image of the driver's license applicant;
(5) a reproduction of the signature secured under IC 9-24-9-1 or
IC 9-24-16-3; or
(6) medical or disability information;
of any person except as provided in subsection (c).
(c) The bureau may disclose any information listed in subsection
(1) to a law enforcement officer;
(2) to an agent or a designee of the department of state revenue;
(3) for uses permitted under IC 9-14-3.5-10(1), IC 9-14-3.5-10(4),
IC 9-14-3.5-10(6), and IC 9-14-3.5-10(9); or
(4) for voter registration and election purposes required under
IC 3-7 or IC 9-24-2.5.
(d) As provided under 42 U.S.C. 1973gg-3(b), the bureau may not
disclose any information concerning the failure of an applicant for a
motor vehicle driver's license to sign a voter registration application,
except as authorized under IC 3-7-14.
(e) The bureau may not disclose any information concerning the
failure of an applicant for a title, registration, license, or permit (other
than a motor vehicle license described under subsection (d)) to sign a
voter registration application, except as authorized under IC 3-7-14.
(f) The bureau shall provide information concerning titles for
manufactured homes to the manufactured home installer licensing
board established by IC 25-23.7-3-1. The manufactured home
installer licensing board shall use the information in administering
SOURCE: IC 25-23.7-5-5; (13)IN0447.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 25-23.7-5-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2013]: Sec. 5. (a) Beginning April 1, 2014, a licensee shall submit
to the board a quarterly report, due fifteen (15) days after the end
of the quarter, for each immediately preceding quarter. The report
must contain the following information:
(1) Contact information for the individuals for whom the
installation was made, including each individual's:
(B) address; and
(C) telephone number.
(2) Name of the licensee.
(3) Date of the installation.
(4) Address at which the manufactured home was installed on
the date of installation.
(5) Certification that the manufactured home was installed as
(A) For a new manufactured home, to the manufacturer's
(B) For a used manufactured home, to the manufacturer's
installation instructions, if available, or to the American
National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard A225.1.
(b) If two (2) or more licensees are involved in the same
installation, each licensee shall list the installation in the licensee's
(c) A licensee shall file quarterly reports required under this
section even if no manufactured homes were installed by the
(d) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement
SOURCE: IC 25-23.7-7-4.5; (13)IN0447.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 25-23.7-7-4.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 4.5. (a) For purposes of this
section, "fund" refers to the licensed manufactured home installer
safety compliance fund established by subsection (e).
(b) The board shall obtain information from the bureau of
motor vehicles concerning manufactured home title transactions.
(c) The board shall compare the title data obtained under
subsection (b) and installation data submitted under
IC 25-23.7-5-5. If the board determines that a manufactured home
has been installed by an unlicensed installer or if there is a
violation of this article by a licensee, the board may impose and
collect a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000)
against the unlicensed installer or the licensee. Fees collected under
this subsection shall be deposited in the fund.
(d) A licensee or unlicensed installer who is investigated by the
board, and found by the board to have violated this article, may
appeal the determination of the board under IC 4-21.5.
(e) The licensed manufactured home installer safety compliance
fund is established to provide funds for administering and
enforcing this article. The fund shall be administered by the board.
The fund consists of:
(1) fines and civil penalties collected under this article; and
The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not
currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same
manner as other public money may be invested. Interest that
accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the fund.
Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert
to the state general fund. Money in the fund is continually
appropriated to the board for purposes of this section.