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Mon., March 9, 2009, 8:42 p.m.

A bleak sign of the times: Bill to protect people living in their RVs…

In a sign of the times, Washington's House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would ban cities and counties from barring recreational vehicles from mobile home parks.

"Mobile home parks are often a last refuge for these people to live," Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland, said in a press release.

His House Bill 1227 would also prevent cities and counties from requiring the RVs to be moved out of the parks when the vehicles are used as a primary residence. As things stand now, he says, people living in RVs are often forced into more-expensive RV parks, or to trying to find spots beside the road.

"This bill provides them with an alternative to homelessness," said Springer. "They have endured enough throughout this recession."




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