senate Bill S2789

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Regulates vehicle licensing recovery fees as they relate to rental vehicles

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jan 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 18, 2012 1st report cal.69
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2011 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.755
Feb 01, 2011 referred to consumer protection

S2789 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8153
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-z, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8267

S2789 - Summary

Regulates vehicle licensing recovery fees as they relate to rental vehicles.

S2789 - Sponsor Memo

S2789 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2789

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law,  in  relation  to  rental  car
  vehicles

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 396-z of the general business  law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (k) to read as follows:
  (K)  "VEHICLE  LICENSING  RECOVERY  FEE"  MEANS THE DAILY FEE A RENTAL
VEHICLE COMPANY MAY CHARGE ITS CUSTOMERS WHICH SHALL REPRESENT AN  AVER-
AGE  PER-RENTAL  DAY PORTION OF THE COMPANY'S ESTIMATED ANNUAL COSTS, AS
IMPOSED BY THE STATE,  FOR  THE  LICENSING,  TITLING,  REGISTRATION  AND
INSPECTION  OF ITS VEHICLES IN THIS STATE. IF THE TOTAL AMOUNT RECOVERED
FROM RENTERS BY A RENTAL VEHICLE  COMPANY  FOR  VEHICLE  LICENSING  FEES
DURING  THE CALENDAR YEAR IS DIFFERENT THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY THE
RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY FOR SUCH ITEMS, THE RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY  SHALL
ADJUST ITS DAILY FEE IN THE FOLLOWING CALENDAR YEAR BY THE AMOUNT OF THE
DIFFERENCE.    AS  OF  FEBRUARY  TWENTY-EIGHTH, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, AND
ANNUALLY EACH FEBRUARY TWENTY-EIGHTH THEREAFTER, A RENTAL VEHICLE COMPA-
NY SHALL POST INFORMATION ON ITS INTERNET WEBSITE IN  AN  UNDERSTANDABLE
AND  READABLE  FORMAT  THAT SHALL SHOW A RECONCILIATION OF THE AMOUNT OF
VEHICLE LICENSING RECOVERY FEES ACTUALLY  PAID  BY  THE  RENTAL  VEHICLE
COMPANY  DURING  THE  PRECEDING  CALENDAR YEAR AND THE AMOUNT OF VEHICLE
LICENSING RECOVERY FEES CHARGED TO CUSTOMERS DURING THAT  SAME  CALENDAR
YEAR FOR RENTAL OF VEHICLES.
  S  2.  Subdivision  8 of section 396-z of the general business law, as
amended by chapter 731 of the laws  of  2006,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  8.  No  rental  vehicle company shall advertise or quote a rental rate
that does not include all charges, except taxes or optional items and/or
services or any mileage charge, which an authorized driver must  pay  to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08036-01-1

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