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.
July 16, 2015 in Legislative
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.
July 15, 2015 in Legislative
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.
July 1, 2015 in Legislative
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.
May 11, 2015 in Legislative
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%.
May 11, 2015 in Legislative
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.
May 6, 2015 in Legislative
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.
May 5, 2015 in Legislative, Rental Operations
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.
May 5, 2015 in Legislative
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.
April 15, 2015 in Legislative
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.
March 24, 2015 in Legislative, Rental Operations
The Curb Auto Rental Taxes (CART) Coalition, a group of national organizations dedicated to protecting consumers from discriminatory car rental excise taxes, has announced that U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) have reintroduced HR 1528, the End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR).
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