90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0844
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RENTAL CAR-LIABLE-DISCLOSE-ADS                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Renter's Financial Responsibility and Protection Act.      
   Provides that a company that rents vehicles for 30 days  or  less  may      
   offer a damage waiver to renters. Provides that the person to whom the      
   vehicle  is  rented  must sign the damage waiver at or before the time      
   the rental agreement is  executed  and  must  be  given  a  disclosure      
   notice.  Provides circumstances under which the damage waiver shall be      
   void.  Provides  for  advertising  and  mandatory charge requirements.      
   Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code.   Deletes  provisions  concerning  a      
   rental  company not holding an authorized driver liable for any damage      
   or loss to the rented vehicle  exceeding  $200  except  under  certain      
   circumstances.    Deletes   provision   prohibiting  collision  damage      
   waivers.  Holds the renter of a motor vehicle liable for damage to the      
   rented vehicle with certain limitations.  Effective immediately.            
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB844 fails to create a State mandate.       
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          No change from previous note.                                        
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that a rental company  shall  not  charge  more  than  a      
   certain   amount  per  day  for  a  collision  damage  waiver  if  the      
   manufacturer's suggested retail  price  of  the  rental  vehicle  type      
   (instead  of  purchase cost of the rental vehicle, paid to the dealer)      
   is a certain amount.  Provides for a 50 cent increase in  the  maximum      
   daily  charge  for  a collision damage waiver in the years 2000, 2001,      
   and 2002.  Adds as one of the factors to consider in  determining  the      
   limit  on  liability the costs incurred by the loss due to theft of         
   the rental motor vehicle up to $2,000  if  the  renter  or  authorized      
   driver exercised reasonable care or did not commit or aid and abet the      
   commission  of the theft.  Adds a maximum amount that may be recovered      
   from an authorized driver to the provisions concerning the  limits  on      
   liability.  Makes other changes.                                            
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                
        Replaces the exceptions to the  provision  prohibiting  a  rental      
   company  from  voiding  a damage waiver with exceptions because of (1)      
   damage or loss while the rental vehicle is used to  carry  persons  or      
   property  for  a charge or fee, (2) damage or loss during an organized      
   or agreed upon racing or speed contest or demonstration or pushing  or      
   pulling  activity,  (3)  damage  or  loss  reasonably expected from an      
   intentional or criminal act of the driver, (4) damage or loss  to  any      
   rental  vehicle resulting from any auto business operation, (5) damage      
   or loss occurring to a rental vehicle if the rental contract is  based      
   on  fraudulent  or  material  misrepresentation,  (6)  damage  or loss      
   arising out of the use of the vehicle outside the  continental  United      
   States,  and  (7) damage or loss occurring while the rental vehicle is      
   operated by a driver not permitted under the agreement.                     
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0113

   Last action date: 97-07-14

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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