Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Rep. Gina McCabe’s bill to lower the fine incurred by individuals seeking affordable housing opportunities in mobile or manufactured homes. Currently, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) imposes a $1,000 fine if a person fails to use a certified installer on a mobile or manufactured home installation. House Bill 1329 would lower the fine to $250 for the first infraction, and would prevent subsequent infractions from exceeding $1,000 per violation. McCabe, says she wants to do away with some of the burdensome regulations that make it difficult to do business with L&I. She said in a statement. “A $1,000 fine simply isn’t an out-of-pocket expense many mobile or manufactured homeowners can spare, this bill will give individuals and families, as well as installers, more peace of mind when seeking out affordable housing options in a mobile or manufactured home park.” House Bill 1329 will go into effect 90 days after the adjournment of the 2017 legislative session.