senate Bill S4218

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to rental vehicle protections

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 30, 2013 signed chap.82
Jun 24, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.448
substituted for s4218
Jun 20, 2013 substituted by a7819
May 01, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2013 1st report cal.448
Mar 14, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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S4218 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7819
Law Section:
General Business
Laws Affected:
Amd §4, Chap 656 of 2002

S4218 - Bill Texts

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Relates to rental vehicle protections.

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BILL NUMBER:S4218

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 656 of the laws of 2002
amending the general business law relating to rental vehicle
protections, in relation to extending the provisions of such chapter

PURPOSE:

To extend the provisions of GBL § 396-z relating to certain rental
vehicle protections for an additional five years.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends section 396-z of the general business law by extending the
sunset provision (currently scheduled to occur June 30, 2013)for an
additional five years (June 30, 2018).

JUSTIFICATION:

Chapter 656 of the Laws of 2002 revised § 396-z of the General
Business Law, bringing New York into conformance with the rest of the
49 states by making vehicle renters responsible for damage to rental
vehicles in their possession. The measure also authorized rental
companies to make available optional vehicle protection (also known as
a "collision damage waiver") which entitles the purchaser to a waiver
of claim by the vehicle rental company with regard to virtually any
damage to the vehicle, regardless of fault. This law repealed a 1989
statute that made rental car companies responsible for all but the
first $100 in damages to a rental vehicle, and prohibited the sale of
collision damage waivers in New York.

Chapter 656 also included comprehensive consumer protection
provisions, including measures designed to ensure that rental
customers are aware that their automobile insurance policy may provide
collision coverage while renting a vehicle.

The Chapter has had a distinctly positive impact on the rental car
industry and, by extension, the New York economy, while at the same
time adding important consumer protections. Concurrently, rental car
options for consumers have improved significantly and rental rates in
New York have stabilized, as was anticipated.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  4218

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ZELDIN, LARKIN, MARCHIONE, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter 656 of the laws of 2002 amending the general
  business law relating to rental vehicle protections,  in  relation  to
  extending the provisions of such chapter

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

  Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 656 of the laws of 2002  amending  the
general  business law relating to rental vehicle protections, as amended
by chapter 14 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become a law; provided that all of the amendments made by this act
shall expire and be deemed repealed June 30, [2013] 2018.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09657-01-3

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