Texas Occupations Code

Sec. § 1201.002
Legislative Findings and Purposes; Liberal Construction


The legislature finds that:


there is a growing need to provide state residents with safe, affordable, and well-constructed housing;


manufactured housing has become a primary housing source for many state residents;


statutes and rules in effect before September 1, 1969, were inadequate to:


fully protect the consumer; and


prevent certain discrimination in this state regarding manufactured housing;


the state is responsible for:


protecting state residents who want to purchase manufactured housing by regulating the construction and installation of manufactured housing;


providing economic stability to manufactured housing manufacturers, retailers, installers, and brokers; and


providing fair and effective consumer remedies; and


the expansion of certain regulatory powers is:


necessary to address the problems described by Subdivisions (1)-(4); and


the most economical and efficient means to address those problems and serve the public interest.


The purposes of this chapter are to:


encourage the construction of housing for state residents; and


improve the general welfare and safety of purchasers of manufactured housing in this state.


This chapter shall be liberally construed to promote its policies and accomplish its purposes.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, Sec. 2, eff. June 1, 2003.

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