Texas Occupations Code

Sec. § 1201.251
Standards and Requirements Adopted by Board


The board shall adopt standards and requirements for:


the installation and construction of manufactured housing that are reasonably necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants and the public; and


the construction of HUD-code manufactured homes in compliance with the federal standards and requirements established under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. Section 5401 et seq.).


The standards and requirements adopted under Subsection (a)(1) are the standards code.


The standards adopted under Subsection (a)(1) must ensure that manufactured housing installed on both permanent and nonpermanent foundation systems resists overturning and lateral movement, according to the design loads for the particular wind zone for which the housing was constructed.


In order to ensure that the determinations required by this section are properly made by qualified persons:


the board’s rules may provide for the approval of foundation systems and devices that have been approved by licensed engineers; and


any generic installation standards promulgated by rule shall first be reviewed by an advisory committee established by the board comprised of representatives of manufacturers, installers, and manufacturers of stabilization systems or devices, including one or more licensed engineers.


The advisory committee established by Subsection (d) shall make a report to the board setting forth each comment and concern over any proposed rules. The members of the committee shall have no personal liability for providing this advice.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, Sec. 2, eff. June 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 863 (H.B. 1460), Sec. 33, eff. January 1, 2008.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 863 (H.B. 1460), Sec. 34, eff. January 1, 2008.

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