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92_SB1064 LRB9207492ARmg 1 AN ACT concerning car rentals. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Renter's Financial Responsibility and 5 Protection Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows: 6 (625 ILCS 27/15) 7 Sec. 15. Prohibited practices. 8 (a) A rental company may not sell a damage waiver unless 9 the renter agrees to the damage waiver in writing at or prior 10 to the time the rental agreement is executed. 11 (b) A rental company may not void a damage waiver except 12 for one or more of the following reasons: 13 (1) Damage or loss while the rental vehicle is used 14 to carry persons or property for a charge or fee. 15 (2) Damage or loss during an organized or agreed 16 upon racing or speed contest or demonstration or pushing 17 or pulling activity in which the rental vehicle is 18 actively involved. 19 (3) Damage or loss that could reasonably be 20 expected from an intentional or criminal act of the 21 driver other than a traffic infraction. 22 (4) Damage or loss to any rental vehicle resulting 23 from any auto business operation, including but not 24 limited to repairing, servicing, testing, washing, 25 parking, storing, or selling of automobiles. 26 (5) Damage or loss occurring to a rental vehicle if 27 the rental contract is based on fraudulent or material 28 misrepresentation by the renter. 29 (6) Damage or loss arising out of the use of the 30 rental vehicle outside the continental United States when 31 such use is specifically prohibited in the rental -2- LRB9207492ARmg 1 agreement. 2 (7) Damage or loss occurring while the rental 3 vehicle is operated by a driver not permitted under the 4 rental agreement. 5 (c) A rental company shall not charge more than $9 per 6 full or partial 24 hour rental day for a collision damage 7 waiver if the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the 8 rental vehicle type is not greater than $30,000. A rental 9 company shall not charge more than $12 per full or partial 24 10 hour rental day for a collision damage waiver if the 11 manufacturer's suggested retail price of the rental vehicle 12 type is greater than $30,000. On January 1, 2000, the maximum 13 charges in this subsection (c) shall be increased to $9.50 14 and $12.50, respectively, and shall be subsequently increased 15 to $10 and $13 on January 1, 2001 and $10.50 and $13.50 on 16 January 1, 2002. 17 (d) A rental company may not refuse to rent a vehicle to 18 any person who is 18 years old or older based solely upon 19 that person's age. 20 (Source: P.A. 90-113, eff. 7-14-97.) 21 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 22 becoming law.
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