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.


Congressmen Support Bill to End Discriminatory Car Rental Taxes

Reps. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) offered the HR 2543 bill — known as the End Discriminatory State Taxes on Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR) — as an amendment during a House Judiciary Committee on June 18.

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Insurance Companies Oppose N.Y. Car-Sharing Bill

Likely to result in potential lawsuits over coverage, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) is opposed to a N.Y. bill that would regulate insurance coverage involved with car-sharing programs.

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Car Rental Tax Can’t Fund Stadium, Says Judge

A judge of Arizona’s Maricopa County Superior Court has ruled that a car rental tax can’t help pay off the Cardinals Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Taxes imposed on the use of vehicles are restricted to funding road construction, maintenance and related purposes.

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Seattle City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage Plan

The $15 hourly wage would be the highest minimum wage in the nation. The International Franchise Association (IFA) is filing a lawsuit.

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Court Approves Advantage Sales to Avis, Hertz

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced its approval of the sale of 12 Advantage Rent A Car locations to Avis Budget Car Rental LLC and 10 locations to The Hertz Corp.

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Sen. Boxer Wants Automakers to Support Safe Rental Act

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to the CEOs of the major auto manufacturers to encourage them to support the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Act, a bill that would end the practice of renting recalled cars to consumers.

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How to Minimize Employee Litigation Through Arbitration Agreements

In this online exclusive article, learn more about how arbitration agreements can minimize employee lawsuits and their fallout.

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Louisiana Bill to Raise Rental Car Tax

House Bill 585 would allow Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish voters to decide if they want a half-cent sales tax increase on rental cars.

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Avis, Hertz to Take Advantage Locations

Catalyst Capital Group has confirmed that it will assume 41 U.S. airport concession agreements used in the Advantage Rent A Car business from Simply Wheelz and Franchise Services of North America Inc. In addition, Avis Budget and The Hertz Corp. have been selected as bidders for 22 U.S. Advantage airport locations.

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Colo. Loss-of-Use Bill Killed by Senate Committee

With a vote of 4 to 1, House Bill 1187 in Colorado has been killed by the Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs.

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