Since China did not sign the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, which established international standards for road signs and rules, Chinese citizens who visit Japan, and other Geneva Convention-ratified countries, need an international driving permit.
Senate Bill 2641, which was passed in April, would require p2p car rental groups such as Turo and Getaround to abide by taxes and regulatory burdens included in the Automobile Renting Occupation and Use Tax Act.
The new law mandates that peer-to-peer carsharing companies pay sales tax, are subjected to airport contracts, and must comply with the national safety recall law.
The bill still needs the signature of Mayor Kirk Caldwell, whose administration appears to oppose it.
The Syracuse Common Council Airport & Transportation committee says there is little that could be done, since state law supersedes city law.