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 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.
November 27, 2012 in Legislative
In a 5-1 vote, the Canton City Council in Georgia voted down a proposed car rental tax that would have imposed a 3% excise tax onto rental car companies.
November 26, 2012 in Legislative
Five taxi franchise bills passed through the Senate in the Virgin Islands leading to an opportunity for car rental companies to shuttle customers from the airport to pick up their rental.
By American Car Rental Association, November 2012 in Legislative
A proposed bill governing recalled rental vehicles shows that collaboration between the auto rental industry and key stakeholders can result in a legislative solution that advances the public good.
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