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      RS 51:912.21     

  

PART XIV-B. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR INSTALLATION

OF MANUFACTURED AND MODULAR HOMES AND

TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS

§912.21. Definitions

            For the purposes of this Part, the following words have the following meanings:

            (1) "Frame tie" or "tie down" means any device approved and used for the purpose of securing manufactured or modular homes to ground anchors in order to resist wind forces.

            (2) "Ground anchor" means any device approved and used for the purpose of securing manufactured or modular homes to the ground in order to resist wind forces.

            (3) "Ground level" means an anchor has been fully installed so the head is at the surface of the soil.

            (4) "Installation permit" means a permit issued by the commission to a licensed installer or the homeowner who shall certify that the home is in compliance with this Part.

            (5) "Installation permit sticker" means a sticker issued by the commission, along with an installation permit, which is to be affixed to the home to signify that the home is in compliance with this Part.

            (6) "Installer" means a person licensed by the commission to install a manufactured or modular home.

            (7) "Manufactured home" or "manufactured housing" means a factory-built, residential dwelling unit constructed to standards and codes, as promulgated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5401 et seq., as amended. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the terms "manufactured home" and "manufactured housing" may be used interchangeably and apply only to structures bearing the permanently affixed seal of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

            (8) "Mobile home" means a factory-built, residential dwelling unit built to voluntary standards prior to passage of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974.

            (9) "Modular home" and "modular housing" mean a factory-built, residential dwelling unit built to the International Residential Code as adopted by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council.

            (10) "Over-roof tie" means a certain device approved by the manufactured homes manufacturer and used for the purpose of securing the manufactured homes systems to ground anchors in order to resist wind forces. Ties may be installed only under roof material.

            (11) "Setup" or "installation" means the operations performed at the occupancy site which render manufactured and modular homes fit for habitation. Such operations include but are not limited to positioning, blocking, leveling, supporting, tying down, making minor adjustments and trim out, and assembling multiple or expandable units in the final construction process.

            (12) "Stabilizer device" means an approved device or method that is used to resist lateral movement of manufactured homes and anchors.

            (13) "Transporter" means an individual who transports a manufactured or modular home to the site of installation but does not perform any blocking or anchoring of the home, except a transporter is allowed to put blocks under the hitch on the tongue of the frame.

            Acts 1997, No. 970, §1; Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 92, §1; Acts 2001, No. 718, §2; Acts 2008, No. 217, §1; Acts 2017, No. 221, §1.



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