Rental Legislation & Regulation

The Legislative Channel covers legislation and regulation concerning the car and truck rental industry, car rental excise taxes, legal issues and American Car Rental Association initiatives.


Auto Rental News International Launches Online

Focusing on Europe, Auto Rental News International’s first digital edition is now available.

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Senate Committee Kills Amendment to Modify Recalls

The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee did not approve Section 4209, an amendment for rental recalls in the S. 1732 bill: Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015.

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ACRA Opposes Amendment to Modify Vehicle Recalls

A transportation bill introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven’t been repaired.

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Takata Airbag Linked to Rental Customer Death

A woman who died in a car crash last September has been named as the eighth victim killed by defective Takata airbags. The woman rented the Honda Civic with the defective airbag from Sunset Car Rental in San Diego.

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Alabama House Budget Committee Could Increase Car Rental Tax

A proposed bill could make auto rental taxes more expensive in Alabama, according to an article by the Associated Press. The budget committee is proposing an increase in the tax from 1.5% to 2%.

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Los Angeles Pushes for Legalization of Uber, Lyft at LAX

Uber and Lyft may become legal at Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Los Angeles Times. City officials have drafted a plan to legalize the ride-sharing services at the airport by summer.

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Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Rental Car Taxes

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced S. 1164, the Ending Discriminatory Rental Car Taxes on Automobile Renters (EDSTAR) Act, to prohibit states from imposing new taxes on rental cars.

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ACRA, Auto Safety Groups Support Car Rental Recall Bill

On May 1, the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of legislators.This legislation is backed by ACRA, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) and several other auto safety groups.

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Massachusetts Legislation Introduces Framework for TNCs

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has filed legislation to institute a statewide regulatory structure for transportation network companies, such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. The bill will set stronger standards for safety and close potential insurance gaps.

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David Purinton Wins Russell Bruno Award

David Purinton, owner and president of PurCo Fleet Services Inc., received this year's Russell Bruno Award for outstanding service to the auto rental industry.

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A Seminal Moment for the Global Car Rental Industry

The 2016 International Car Rental Show convened the first meeting of association directors from around the world that represented an important step to communication, problem-solving, and idea-sharing between the groups.

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