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H.R. 5658 (113th): Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 18, 2014 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 5658


September 18, 2014

(for himself, Mrs. Walorski, and Mr. Duffy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services


To revise the definition of manufactured home under the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 to clarify the exclusion of certain recreational vehicles, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014 .


Definition of manufactured home

Paragraph (6) of section 603 of the Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 ( 42 U.S.C. 5402(6) ) is amended by striking self-propelled recreational vehicle and inserting the following: recreational vehicle that is designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use and built in compliance with consensus standards for such products, including (A) a self-propelled motorhome or recreational vehicle trailer that is towed by another vehicle without a special highway use permit and is regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a vehicle, and (B) a park model recreational vehicle that has a gross area of not greater than 400 square feet based on the exterior dimensions of the unit measured at the largest horizontal projections in the setup mode, excluding any loft area having less than 5 feet in ceiling height, roof overhangs, and exterior porch or deck area.



Not later than the expiration of the 90-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall issue such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the amendments made by section 2.