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Section 391-L*2 Rental of motor vehicles; discrimination on the basis of credit card ownership

General Business (GBS)

Rental of motor vehicles; discrimination on the basis of credit card ownership. 1. Definitions. As used in this section:

  a. "Motor vehicle rental agency", or "agency", shall mean a person engaged in the business of renting motor vehicles in this state;

  b. "Person" shall mean any individual, firm, corporation or other legal entity;

  c. "Motor vehicle" shall have the meaning ascribed thereto by section one hundred twenty-five of the vehicle and traffic law; and

  d. "Credit card" shall mean any credit card, credit plate, charge plate or other identification card or device which is issued by a person to another person as the holder thereof, and may be used by such holder to obtain a cash advance or a loan or credit, or to purchase or rent property or services on the credit of the person issuing the credit card or of the holder.

  2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation engaged in the business of renting motor vehicles to refuse to rent such vehicle to any person solely on the requirement of ownership of a credit card.

  3. A knowing violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars.

  * NB There are 2 § 391-l's