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.
June 25, 2014 in Legislative
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.
June 24, 2014 in Legislative
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.
June 20, 2014 in Legislative
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.
June 3, 2014 in Legislative
The $15 hourly wage would be the highest minimum wage in the nation. The International Franchise Association (IFA) is filing a lawsuit.
June 3, 2014 in Legislative, Rental Operations
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.
May 28, 2014 in Legislative
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.
May 21, 2014 in Legislative
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May 13, 2014 in Legislative
House Bill 585 would allow Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish voters to decide if they want a half-cent sales tax increase on rental cars.
April 30, 2014 in Legislative
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.
April 30, 2014 in Legislative
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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