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.
January 29, 2013 in Legislative
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking legal action against Abel Rent A Car after the company advertised a price that did not include mandatory charges. A directions hearing is scheduled for March 14.
January 22, 2013 in Legislative
The Assembly transportation committee released a bill that would exempt nonprofit car sharing companies from the $5 daily surcharge on motor vehicle rentals in Hoboken, N.J.
January 22, 2013 in Legislative
The proposal, which would increase the Marion County excise tax to 6%, is now set for a final vote on Jan. 28. The affected cities includes Indianapolis.
January 16, 2013 in Legislative
A proposal was introduced in Maryland that would allow the Maryland Transportation Authority to give drivers a 30-day period to pay their toll or receive a $50 citation. The Authority said it is working with rental car companies to come up with a solution for unpaid tolls accrued by their customers.
January 15, 2013 in Legislative
Within the 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act, the maximum amount of Section 179 deductions has been changed and bonus depreciation extended.
January 9, 2013 in Legislative
Renters in Marion County, Indiana, which includes Indianapolis, could pay an overall 17% tax to rent a car if the proposal to increase the local tax to 6% is approved by the city-county council.
By American Car Rental Association, January 2013 in Legislative
Though the federal election results show that the status quo largely remains, there are changes in state legislatures that will affect committees and issues directly relating to car rental.
January 2, 2013 in Legislative
If enacted, S. 3706 would require car rental companies to fix vehicles that have been recalled by manufacturers for safety-related defects before the vehicles can be rented out to customers.
December 26, 2012 in Legislative
The bill will allow international travelers to the U.S. from preclearance countries to avoid having their baggage re-screened upon arrivals.
December 6, 2012 in Legislative
All three parties came to an agreement to keep the Autolib name for the electric car sharing service in Paris, ending the judicial proceeding from June that prohibited Paris from using the name Autolib.
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