(625 ILCS 27/10)
As used in this Act:
"Rental Company" means a person or entity that rents
private passenger vehicles to the public for 30 days or less.
"Renter" means a person or entity that obtains the use of a private
passenger vehicle from a rental company under terms of a rental agreement.
"Rental Agreement" means an agreement for 30 days or less setting
forth the terms and conditions governing the use of a private passenger vehicle
provided by a rental company.
"Authorized Driver" means: the renter; the renter's spouse if the spouse is a
licensed driver and satisfies
the rental company's minimum age requirement; the renter's employer, employee,
or co-worker if that person is a
licensed driver, satisfies the rental company's minimum age requirement, and at
the time of the rental is engaged in a business activity with the renter; any
person who is expressly listed by the rental company on the
agreement as an authorized driver; and any person driving directly to a medical
or police facility under
circumstances reasonably believed to constitute an emergency and who is a
"Damage Waiver" means a rental company's agreement not to hold
an authorized driver liable for all or a part of any damage to or loss of a
rented vehicle for which the renter may
be liable pursuant to Section 6-305.2. "Damage Waiver" shall encompass within
its meaning other similar terms
used by rental companies, such as "Collision Damage Waiver", "Loss Damage
Waiver", "Physical Damage Waiver", and the like.
(Source: P.A. 90-113, eff. 7-14-97.)