senate Bill S3985

2021-2022 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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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1077
Feb 01, 2021 referred to consumer protection

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S3985 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7556
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §396-z, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5190

S3985 (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.

S3985 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3985 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3985
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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