senate Bill S5190

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to a cap on the amount that a rental vehicle company may charge a renter for refueling a rental vehicle

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection
Apr 15, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S5190 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-z, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3985

S5190 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Places a cap on the amount that a rental vehicle company may charge a renter for refueling a rental vehicle; imposes a maximum fine for a violation of such cap on charges.

S5190 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5190 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5190

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 a  cap  on  the
  amount  which  rental  vehicle companies may charge for refueling of a
  rental vehicle

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 10 of section 396-z of the general business law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
  (B-1)  A  RENTAL  VEHICLE  COMPANY THAT CHARGES FOR THE REFUELING OF A
RENTAL VEHICLE, PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B)  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  SHALL
ONLY  CHARGE  THE  RENTER  FOR  THE  AMOUNT OF GAS THAT WAS NECESSARY TO
RETURN THE FUEL TANK TO THE AMOUNT OF FUEL THAT WAS IN THE TANK  AT  THE
BEGINNING OF THE RENTAL. THE RENTER SHALL NOT BE CHARGED FOR SUCH GAS AT
A  RATE  EXCEEDING ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE REGIONAL AVER-
AGE MARKET VALUE OF GAS AS  PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED  STATES  ENERGY  AND
INFORMATION  ADMINISTRATION. WHERE A RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY HAS VIOLATED
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL  MAY  COMMENCE  A
SPECIAL PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THIRTEEN OF THIS SECTION, AND
IN  ANY  SUCH  PROCEEDING  THE  COURT SHALL IMPOSE A CIVIL PENALTY IN AN
AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND,  WHERE  APPROPRI-
ATE, ORDER RESTITUTION TO AGGRIEVED RENTERS.
  §  2.  Subdivision  9  of section 396-z of the general business law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
  (B-1) A RENTAL VEHICLE COMPANY THAT CHARGES FOR  THE  REFUELING  OF  A
RENTAL  VEHICLE,  PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL
ONLY CHARGE THE RENTER FOR THE AMOUNT  OF  GAS  THAT  WAS  NECESSARY  TO
RETURN  THE  FUEL TANK TO THE AMOUNT OF FUEL THAT WAS IN THE TANK AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE RENTAL. THE RENTER SHALL NOT BE CHARGED FOR SUCH GAS AT
A RATE EXCEEDING ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE REGIONAL AVERAGE
MARKET VALUE OF GAS AS PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES ENERGY AND  INFOR-

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

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