Rental Car Recall Bill Passed by Senate Commerce Committee

The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act (S. 921) was passed by the Senate Commerce Committee yesterday.

Reintroduced in the Senate in May by four senators (Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.), the bill would prohibit the rental of unrepaired vehicles.

“ACRA is pleased that S. 921 has passed the committee, and we thank the members for their work thus far,” said Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA). “While there is still much work to do before this becomes law, this was a critical step in the process."

“… the Commerce Committee paid tribute to two of my California constituents who lost their lives in a senseless tragedy by passing the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act,” said Sen. Boxer. “This bill will protect our families by keeping vehicles under safety recall off our roads, and I will be working hard to ensure its passage by the full Senate.”

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

6 Takeaways from the 2018 International Car Rental Show

Technological solutions are finally moving from reality to theory, peer-to-peer platforms are being redefined, China has the biggest room for growth, while Sixt’s U.S. aspirations have only just begun.

The Irony of Customer Service in the Digital Age

Sure, any company would jump at the chance to use technology to reduce labor costs. But it also comes with some big, red, flashing warning lights.

Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>