Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1285 -- Car Rental Insurance

Sponsor:  Engler

This bill makes several changes in the laws regarding car rental
contracts.  The bill:

(1)  Changes the definition of "authorized driver" as it is used
in car rental contracts, so as to exclude family members,
employers, co-workers, parking valets, and any person driving in
an emergency situation;

(2)  Revises the written notice that must appear on every car
rental contract regarding the purchase of optional insurance

(3)  Requires car rental companies to post a clear and
conspicuous sign on the premises that informs the consumer about
collision damage waiver, any other optional car rental insurance,
and how the consumer's own auto insurance policy or credit card
might already offer that protection; and

(4)  Makes a car rental company subject to a $50 fine for each
violation, up to $10,000 in any calendar year.

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92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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