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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Canton City Council Passes Car Rental Tax

After several failed attempts, the Canton City Council in Canton, Ga., has finally approved Mayor Gene Hobgood’s proposed 3% excise tax on car rentals.


CPUC Issues First License for Ride-Share Company

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued the first Transportation Network Company (TNC) license to a ride-share company called Summon, operating similarly to Lyft, Sidecar and Uber.


RelayRides Shuts Down in NY for Insurance Violations

An investigation by New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) has exposed that car-sharing RelayRides put New Yorkers at risk through violations such as unlicensed insurance activity and false advertising.


Horne Files Lawsuit against Arizona Rental Companies

As the result of more than 150 consumer complaints and an undercover investigation by the state, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Dennis N. Saban and his rental car companies.


Rental Companies at Seattle-Tacoma Airport Fight Living Wage Measure

After Proposition 1 marginally passed, a judge ruled the measure only applies to transportation and hospitality workers in the city of SeaTac, Wash., not at the airport. RACs are included in the exemption.


Damage Claims: An Accident Waiting to Happen

We need to self-regulate the damage claims process before legislators do it for us.


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How Will New Lease Accounting Rules Affect Small Fleets?

The move to put lease obligations on the balance sheet brings up questions on whether the change would affect a company’s ability to borrow money, its financial statements and the accounting of closed- and open-end leases.

Why the Optimism in Car Rental?

Attendees of this week’s Auto Rental Summit conveyed a uniformly positive outlook. In the face of the many industry threats these days, what’s up?

Uber Vehicles and Open Recalls

New transportation modes may have built a better mousetrap, but they shouldn’t get a pass when it comes to safety.

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