AB 901

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 03, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2021

Rental passenger vehicle transactions.

Abstract

Existing law generally governs the transactions between a rental car company, also referred to as a rental company, and its customers, including, among other provisions, required disclosures by a rental company, mandatory and prohibited contract provisions for a vehicle rental agreement, and authorization for a rental company to collect specific types of fees and charges from its customers. Existing law authorizes a rental company to sell a damage waiver for each rental day and imposes rate limitations on damage waivers based on the category of vehicle. This bill would set the damage waiver rate limitation for specified categories of vehicle to $25, and would, commencing January 1, 2023, authorize the rate cap to be adjusted according to the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) , as specified. Existing law prohibits a rental company from charging a fee for authorized drivers in addition to the rental charge for an individual renter. This bill would authorize a rental company to charge a fee for an authorized driver, in addition to the rental charge for an individual renter, unless the authorized driver is the renter's spouse, child or person for whom the renter is a legal guardian, sibling, parent, grandparent, employer, or coworker, as specified. The bill would permit a rental company to charge up to twice the authorized driver fee if the rental company learns that an additional driver who was not previously authorized in the rental agreement has driven the rental car. Under existing law, a rental company's disclosure requirements are satisfied for renters who are enrolled in the rental company's membership program if certain conditions are met, including that the rental company provides a printed rearview mirror hanger to notify the renter of certain information and allow the renter to make prescribed elections. Existing law requires for the operation of the disclosure satisfaction provisions that an employee be present where the renter takes possession of the vehicle, to receive any change in the rental agreement from the renter. This bill would delete the mirror hanger requirement. The bill would also delete the requirement that an employee be present.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Sep 30, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 415, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 20, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 1. Page 2975.).

Sep 08, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 36. Noes 0.).

Sep 07, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 31, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Jul 12, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jul 08, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Jul 01, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 30, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 10. Noes 1. Page 1717.) (June 29).

May 12, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 04, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 03, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 1287.)

Apr 28, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 27, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Apr 26, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (April 22).

Apr 13, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P. & C.P.

Apr 12, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.

Mar 23, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P. & C.P.

Mar 22, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.

Mar 18, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P. & C.P.

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 17, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB901 HTML
02/17/21 - Introduced PDF
03/22/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/12/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/27/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/08/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/30/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/13/21 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/20/21- Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection PDF
06/25/21- Senate Judiciary PDF
07/01/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
07/14/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/07/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/08/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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