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      RS 51:912.52     


§912.52. Louisiana state administrative agent

            A. The agent is hereby vested with the powers and authority necessary and proper to enable the agent to fully and effectively carry out and enforce the provisions and objectives of the Louisiana state plan administered on behalf of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, hereafter referred to as "HUD". The agent is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and promulgate all reasonable rules and regulations to accomplish the objectives of the Louisiana state plan. The enumeration of any power or authority herein shall not be construed to deny, impair, disparage, or limit any others necessary to the attainment thereof. All rules and regulations shall be adopted in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act. Oversight review shall be conducted by the House Committee on Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and International Affairs.

            B. The power and authority of the agent shall include but not be limited to the following:

            (1) Working with manufactured home consumers, manufacturers, retailers, developers, salesmen, and installers to hear consumer complaints and other information that relates to noncompliance, defects, or imminent safety hazards as set forth in 24 CFR Part 3282, Subpart I. The agent may make final determinations regarding consumer complaints.

            (2) The right to enter at a reasonable time and inspect all factories, warehouses, or establishments in the state in which manufactured homes are manufactured.

            (3) Imposing civil and criminal penalties payable to the state through the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Commission as provided for in 42 U.S.C. 5410.

            (4) Establishing necessary notification and corrective procedures under 24 CFR Part 3282, Subpart I.

            (5) Providing oversight as prescribed by law of remedial actions carried out by manufacturers and a manufacturer's handling of consumer complaints.

            (6) Establishing a monitoring inspection fee in accordance with the guidelines established by the secretary of HUD and providing for participation in the federal fee distribution system.

            Acts 2007, No. 441, §1; Acts 2009, No. 438, §12; Acts 2017, No. 221, §1.

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