March 16, 2007





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1033

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DIGEST OF HB 1033 (Updated March 14, 2007 3:40 pm - DI 110)



Citations Affected: IC 16-41; IC 25-23.7; IC 34-30.

Synopsis: Weather radios in manufactured homes. Requires that a manufactured home that is installed in a mobile home community be equipped with a weather radio. Provides that a mobile home operator is encouraged to provide a written reminder to the manufactured home owners in the mobile home community to replace batteries in a weather radio or smoke detector contained in the manufactured home. Provides certain immunity from civil liability concerning the functionality of weather radios supplied by manufactured home installers.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Hoy , Pierce , Welch
(SENATE SPONSOR _ BECKER)




    January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Technology, Research and Development.
    February 15, 2007, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 19, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    February 20, 2007, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 81, nays 10.

SENATE ACTION

    February 27, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Public Policy and Interstate Cooperation.
    March 15, 2007, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






March 16, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1033



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning public safety.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-41-27-16.6; (07)EH1033.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-41-27-16.6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 16.6. (a) Each year during National Fire Prevention Week, the operator of a mobile home community is encouraged to provide a written reminder to the owners of all manufactured homes in the mobile home community to replace the batteries in all weather radios and smoke detectors contained in their manufactured homes.
    (b) Any reminder, assistance, or instructions provided by an operator of a mobile home community concerning the function of a weather radio or smoke detector contained in a manufactured home shall not subject the operator or an owner or employee of the mobile home community to liability for the functionality of that weather radio or smoke detector.
SOURCE: IC 25-23.7-8-6; (07)EH1033.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 25-23.7-8-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 6. (a) This section applies to a person that installs a

manufactured home in a mobile home community after June 30, 2007.
    (b) A person shall supply a weather radio inside each manufactured home that the person installs. The weather radio must be equipped with the following features:
        (1) Tone alarm activation.
        (2) Specific alert message encoding, or SAME, technology.
        (3) Public alert standard (CEA-2009) certification.

     (c) The supplying of a weather radio by a person who installs a manufactured home as required by this section does not subject the person to liability for the functionality of that weather radio.

SOURCE: IC 34-30-2-83.2; (07)EH1033.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 34-30-2-83.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 83.2. IC 16-14-27-16.6 (Concerning an operator, an owner, or an employee of a mobile home community for the operator providing a reminder, assistance, or instructions concerning the function of a weather radio contained in a manufactured home).
SOURCE: IC 34-30-2-99.6; (07)EH1033.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 34-30-2-99.6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 99.6. IC 25-23.7-8-6 (Concerning the functionality of weather radios supplied by manufactured home installers).