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Travel trailers—time frame for consideration as permanent place of habitation, 58.1

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ARC 5596C

HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT[441]

Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to travel trailers

The Human Services Department hereby amends Chapter 58, "Emergency Assistance," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code chapter 29C.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 29C.

Purpose and Summary

This amendment increases the time frame in which a person or household may stay in a travel trailer or fifth-wheel travel trailer from 90 days to 180 days before the travel trailer is considered a permanent place of habitation. This change was enacted in 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 435.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on February 24, 2021, as ARC 5471C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Council on Human Services on April 8, 2021.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to rule 441—1.8(17A,217).

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on July 1, 2021.

The following rule-making action is adopted:

Amend rule 441—58.1(29C), definitions of "Fifth-wheel travel trailer" and "Travel trailer," as follows:

"Fifth-wheel travel trailer," as set forth in Iowa Code section 321.1(36C)(c), means a type of travel trailer which is towed by a pickup by a connecting device known as a fifth wheel. However, this type of travel trailer may have an overall length which shall not exceed 45 feet. If the vehicle is used in this state as a place of human habitation for more than 90 180 consecutive days in one location, the vehicle shall be classed as a manufactured or mobile home regardless of the size limitations provided in this definition.

"Travel trailer," as set forth in Iowa Code section 321.1(36C)(b), means a vehicle without motive power used, manufactured, or constructed to permit its use as a conveyance upon the public streets and highways and designed to permit its use as a place of human habitation by one or more persons. The vehicle may be up to 8 feet, 6 inches in width and its overall length shall not exceed 45 feet. The vehicle shall be customarily or ordinarily used for vacation or recreational purposes and not used as a place of permanent habitation. If the vehicle is used in this state as a place of human habitation for more than 90 180 consecutive days in one location, the vehicle shall be classed as a manufactured or mobile home regardless of the size limitations provided in this definition.

[Filed 4/9/21, effective 7/1/21]

[Published 5/5/21]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 5/5/21.

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Rule 441-58.1

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Iowa Code 321.1(36C)
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