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.


Hawaii Legislature Considers Tax on car2go Service

In anticipation of car2go’s plans to expand to Honolulu, the Hawaii Legislature is considering how much to tax the car-sharing company.

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Canton Council Votes against Rental Car Tax Again

The Canton Council in Canton, Ga., has voted against Mayor Gene Hobgood’s proposed 3% excise tax on rental cars for the second time. Hobgood says the tax would help raise money for city-sponsored agencies.

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Colo. Loss-of-Use Bill Draws ACRA Opposition

Bill seeks to restrict damage recovery won in Koenig v. PurCo case.

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Avis' Petition against Alaska Rent A Car

With this decision, the final award of $19.2 million stands.

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Court Approves Advantage Sale to Catalyst Group

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi has declared that Catalyst Group Inc. is the prevailing purchaser in the auction of Franchise Services of North America’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simply Wheelz LLC (which does business as Advantage Rent A Car).

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PurCo Prevails Again in Loss-of-Use Litigation

Judge orders renter to pay $247,890 in attorney’s fees as well as litigation costs.

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SeaTac Minimum Wage Measure Doesn’t Apply to Airport, Judge Rules

SeaTac Proposition 1, which raises minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees in the hospitality and transportation industries, has been ruled as not applicable to workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to a King County Superior Court judge.

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SeaTac Wage Proposition Passes After Recount

After issuing a hand recount of the ballots cast on SeaTac Proposition 1, the living wage initiative still passed with a narrow victory.

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Catalyst Wins Bid for Advantage

Catalyst Capital Group Inc.’s bid for bankrupt Advantage Rent A Car was approved at auction yesterday over the only other bid, from Sixt.

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SeaTac Wage Proposition to go to Recount

Common Sense SeaTac, a political-action committee comprised of local businesses and residents in opposition of the SeaTac living wage measure, has issued a recount of the closely contested SeaTac Proposition 1.

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