senate Bill S1690

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the rental of safety recalled cars until they are repaired in accordance with the recall

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    • Passed Assembly
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S1690 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง396-z, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5618

S1690 - Summary

Restricts the rental of safety recalled cars until they are repaired in accordance with the recall; requires disclosure of such recall notices to prospective vehicle renters if such recalled cars have not been repaired.

S1690 - Sponsor Memo

S1690 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1690

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- 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 prohibiting the
  rental of motor vehicles that are subject to a recall

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

  Section  1.  Section  396-z of the general business law, as amended by
chapter 731 of the laws of 2006, is amended by adding a new  subdivision
16 to read as follows:
  16.  RENTAL  VEHICLE  COMPANIES  SHALL  INSPECT  AND,  IF APPROPRIATE,
REPAIR, OR ELIMINATE THE DEFECT IN ANY RENTAL VEHICLE  COVERED  UNDER  A
FEDERAL  OR  MANUFACTURER'S SAFETY RECALL WITHIN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS
AFTER RECEIVING SUCH NOTICE.   FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF  SUCH  NOTICE  BY  A
RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY AND PRIOR TO INSPECTION, REPAIR OR ELIMINATION OF
A  DEFECT,  SUCH  COMPANY MAY RENT A VEHICLE THAT IS SUBJECT TO A SAFETY
RECALL PROVIDED THAT IT HAS BEEN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS OR  LESS  SINCE
RECEIVING  SUCH  NOTICE,  AND  SUCH COMPANY DISCLOSES TO ANY PROSPECTIVE
RENTER OF VEHICLES COVERED UNDER  A  FEDERAL  OR  MANUFACTURER'S  SAFETY
RECALL  THAT  THE VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO SAFETY RECALL NOTICES PRIOR TO
THE SIGNING OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT. IF ONE HUNDRED  TWENTY  DAYS  SHALL
LAPSE FOLLOWING THE RECEIPT OF NOTICE BY A RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY THAT A
FEDERAL OR MANUFACTURER'S SAFETY RECALL IS IN EFFECT ON ANY OF THE VEHI-
CLES OWNED BY THE RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY, AND SUCH RENTAL VEHICLE COMPA-
NY  HAS  FAILED TO INSPECT, REPAIR OR ELIMINATE THE DEFECT IN SUCH VEHI-
CLES,  THE  RENTAL  VEHICLE  COMPANY  SHALL  HAVE  THE  OPTION,  AS   AN
ALTERNATIVE  TO  UNDERTAKING  THE  INSPECTIONS OR REPAIRS SUBJECT TO THE
RECALL, TO DISCLOSE TO PROSPECTIVE RENTERS OF VEHICLES COVERED  UNDER  A
FEDERAL OR MANUFACTURER'S SAFETY RECALL THAT THE VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO
SAFETY  RECALL  NOTICES AND HAVE NOT BEEN INSPECTED OR REPAIRED PRIOR TO
THE SIGNING OF  THE  AGREEMENT.  ANY  DISCLOSURES  REQUIRED  UNDER  THIS

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

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