Ciresi amends bill to ensure accurate assessment of manufactured homes

HARRISBURG, MARCH 25 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, said the House today passed legislation that included an amendment he authored to ensure that the latest assessments of manufactured homes would be done with the most recent evaluating manual.

House Bill 1564 would set up standards to ensure that counties properly assess the value of manufactured homes during a countywide assessment. It would require an assessor to determine the actual value of a manufactured home by utilizing the value of a manufactured home in the most recent national directory or valuation guide that analyzes manufactured home sales and other relevant data, per Ciresi’s amendment; any depreciation in the value of the manufactured home; the ability of the manufactured home to be transported to another site; and the fair market value of the manufactured home.

 “I was happy to see the entire House agree with me that if these new assessments are to be done, they should be done with the latest standards and guidelines in mind,” Ciresi said. “My amendment ensures that HB1564 would truly hold up to its title of ‘real assessment value.’ It’s important that we set guidelines to keep these homes at their fair market value.

“This was the second vote taken remotely in PA House history,” he added.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

More information is available by calling Ciresi’s office at 484-200-8265.