|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S6320
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S6320 - Details
S6320 - 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.
S6320 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6320 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the rental of motor vehicles that are subject to a recall PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would require rental car companies to fix defective vehicles that are subject to a federal or manufacturer's recall. Rental car companies would have the alternative option to alert the prospective renter to the defect, to the recall, and to the fact that the company has not addressed the defect so long as this disclosure is in writing, initialed by the customer and was made known prior to any rental agreement being signed. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One adds a new subdivision 16 to section 396-z of the general business law, as amended by the laws of 2006 which requires rental car companies to inspect and repair vehicles that are subject to a recall within 120 days of notification that the vehicle is Subject to a recall. The rental company Shall provide disclosure to the prospective renter during these 120 days, if inspections and repairs have not yet been made. Following the 120 days, the rental car company shall have the option of providing disclosure instead of making the inspections
S6320 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6320 I N S E N A T E January 14, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'BRIEN -- 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 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, SUCH COMPANY MAY RENT A VEHICLE THAT IS SUBJECT TO A SAFETY RECALL PROVIDED THAT SUCH COMPANY DISCLOSES TO ANY PROSPECTIVE RENTER OF VEHICLES COVERED UNDER A FEDERAL OR MANUFACTURER'S SAFETY RECALL THAT THE VEHI- CLES ARE SUBJECT TO SAFETY RECALL NOTICES AND HAVE NOT BEEN INSPECTED OR REPAIRED 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 VEHICLES OWNED BY THE RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY, AND SUCH RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO INSPECT OR REPAIR SUCH VEHI- CLES, THE RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY SHALL HAVE THE OPTION, AS AN ALTERNA- TIVE 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 SECTION SHALL BE SET FORTH IN A SEPARATE DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE RENTAL AGREE- MENT AND SHALL STATE (A) THAT THE SPECIFIC VEHICLE IS THE SUBJECT OF A SAFETY RECALL, (B) DESCRIBE THE RECALL IN QUESTION, AND (C) DESCRIBE THE NATURE OF THE DEFECT. SUCH DISCLOSURE SHALL BE INITIALLED BY THE PROSPECTIVE RENTER PRIOR TO THE SIGNING OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01058-02-3
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