Chapter 3. Findings And Purposes of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 13. >> Part 2.3. >> Chapter 3.
The Legislature finds and declares that increasing numbers
of Californians own and use recreational vehicles for recreation,
vacations, and temporary housing. Because these vehicles are highly
mobile and use various facilities throughout the state, there is a
need for consistent and uniform statewide regulations for special
occupancy parks to assure their health, safety, and general welfare,
and a decent living environment.
The Legislature finds and declares that the standards and
requirements established for construction, maintenance, occupancy,
use, and design of parks should guarantee park occupants or residents
maximum protection of their investment and a decent living
environment. At the same time, the standards and requirements should
be flexible enough to accommodate new technologies and to allow
designs that reduce costs and enhance the living environment of park
occupants or residents.
The Legislature finds and declares that inclusion of
specific standards within a statute often precludes the rapid and
flexible action needed to correct substandard conditions, and that it
is desirable to delete outdated requirements, and to add new and
useful requirements designed to protect the health, safety, and
general welfare of park occupants or residents or to encourage use of
new technologies in the development of parks.
The Legislature finds and declares that the specific
requirements relating to construction, maintenance, occupancy, use,
and design of parks are best developed by the department in
accordance with the criteria established by this part. Placing this
responsibility with the department will allow for modifications of
specific requirements in a rapid fashion and in a manner responsive
to the needs of park occupants or residents and owners.
(a) It is the purpose of this part to accomplish both of
(1) Assure protection of the health, safety, and general welfare
of all park occupants or residents.
(2) Allow modifications in regulations adopted pursuant to this
part in a manner consistent with the criteria established in this
(b) The regulations adopted by the department pursuant to the
authority granted in this part shall provide equivalent or greater
protection to occupants or residents of parks than the statutes and
regulations in effect prior to January 1, 1978.