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      RS 51:911.32     


§911.32. Administration and enforcement of Part; powers of commission; cease and desist orders; applicability of Administrative Procedure Act

            A.(1) The commission is charged with the adoption, administration, and enforcement of manufactured housing construction and safety standards and any other rules and regulations necessary for the administration and enforcement of this Part which are not set forth pursuant to 24 CFR Part 3280 and CFR Part 3282, Subpart I.

            (2) The commission may adopt, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, such rules and regulations as are necessary to enforce the standards promulgated under this Section and any other rules and regulations necessary for the administration and enforcement of this Part not inconsistent with the provisions of this Part.

            (3) For the performance of duties required under the provisions of this Part including but not limited to the inspections necessary to administer and enforce the standards, rules, or regulations adopted under this Subsection, the commission may adopt fees of not more than fifty dollars per inspection and not more than twenty-five dollars per hour for services performed in conducting the inspections.

            B. The commission may contract for professional services and may hire employees as it deems necessary for the performance of its functions required or authorized by the provisions of this Part, to the extent that funds are available therefor. To the extent practicable, and not inconsistent with civil service requirements, the commission may utilize for the administration and enforcement of this Part the services of its assistants, deputies, counsel, officers, and employees whose appointment, contract, or employment is authorized by other laws.

            C. Except as otherwise provided in this Part, the provisions of Chapter 13 of Title 49 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 shall apply to the administration and enforcement of this Part.

            D. Any person who interferes with, obstructs, or hinders the commission or its authorized representative in the performance of the duties or exercise of powers as set forth in the provisions of this Part shall upon conviction be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months.

            E. The commission or its authorized representatives may enter any place, establishment, or location where manufactured or modular homes are manufactured, sold, offered for sale, transported, or installed for the purpose of ascertaining whether the requirements of the Code and of this Part and Part XIV-B of this Chapter, and the rules and regulations of the commission, have been or are being complied with.

            Acts 1974, No. 281, §1. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 211, §1, eff. July 15, 1982; Acts 1984, No. 575, §1, eff. July 12, 1984; Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 92, §1; Acts 2001, No. 718, §2; Acts 2008, No. 825, §1; Acts 2017, No. 221, §1.

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