AB 621 - An Act to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 1936 of the Civil Code, Relating to Vehicle Rental Agreements.

Vehicle rental agreements. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Existing law governs contracts between vehicle rental companies and their customers. Existing law regulates an automobile renter’s liability for loss due to theft, a rental company’s loss of use, or damage or loss to a rental vehicle, a renter’s credit card liability, the submission of insurance claims, damage waivers and damage waiver fees, and the notice to a renter regarding financial… More
Existing law governs contracts between vehicle rental companies and their customers. Existing law regulates an automobile renter’s liability for loss due to theft, a rental company’s loss of use, or damage or loss to a rental vehicle, a renter’s credit card liability, the submission of insurance claims, damage waivers and damage waiver fees, and the notice to a renter regarding financial responsibility and optional damage waivers.

This bill would, until January 1, 2015, require a rental company or its registered agent to accept service of a summons and complaint and any other required documents against a renter who resides out of this country for an accident or collision resulting from the operation of the rental vehicle in this state, if the rental company provides liability insurance coverage as part of, or associated with, the rental agreement. The bill would require that any plaintiff who elects to serve the foreign renter by delivering the summons and complaint and any other required documents to the rental company pursuant to these provisions agree to limit his or her recovery against the renter and rental company to the limits of the protection of the liability insurance. Hide
 
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Senate Committee on Judiciary Vote: Do pass as amended.

PASSED on July 5, 2011.

voted YES: 5 voted NO: 0
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An Act to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 1936 of the Civil Code, Relating to Vehicle Rental Agreements.

AB 621 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law governs contracts between vehicle rental companies and their customers. Existing law regulates an automobile renter’s liability for loss due to theft, a rental company’s loss of use, or damage or loss to a rental vehicle, a renter’s credit card liability, the submission of insurance claims, damage waivers and damage waiver fees, and the notice to a renter regarding financial responsibility and optional damage waivers.

This bill would, until January 1, 2015, require a rental company or its registered agent to accept service of a summons and complaint and any other required documents against a renter who resides out of this country for an accident or collision resulting from the operation of the rental vehicle in this state, if the rental company provides liability insurance coverage as part of, or associated with, the rental agreement. The bill would require that any plaintiff who elects to serve the foreign renter by delivering the summons and complaint and any other required documents to the rental company pursuant to these provisions agree to limit his or her recovery against the renter and rental company to the limits of the protection of the… More
Existing law governs contracts between vehicle rental companies and their customers. Existing law regulates an automobile renter’s liability for loss due to theft, a rental company’s loss of use, or damage or loss to a rental vehicle, a renter’s credit card liability, the submission of insurance claims, damage waivers and damage waiver fees, and the notice to a renter regarding financial responsibility and optional damage waivers.

This bill would, until January 1, 2015, require a rental company or its registered agent to accept service of a summons and complaint and any other required documents against a renter who resides out of this country for an accident or collision resulting from the operation of the rental vehicle in this state, if the rental company provides liability insurance coverage as part of, or associated with, the rental agreement. The bill would require that any plaintiff who elects to serve the foreign renter by delivering the summons and complaint and any other required documents to the rental company pursuant to these provisions agree to limit his or her recovery against the renter and rental company to the limits of the protection of the liability insurance. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 1936 of the Civil Code, Relating to Vehicle Rental Agreements.
Author(s)
Charles Calderon
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Vehicle rental agreements
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/16/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary4/05/2011
    Passed Assembly4/07/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary7/05/2011
    Passed Senate8/30/2011
    Passed Assembly9/02/2011
    Passed Senate9/09/2011
    Passed Assembly9/09/2011
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/23/2011
    Became law (chaptered).10/07/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass.4/05/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
    7 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 621 CALDERON Assembly Third Reading4/07/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    47 voted YES 25 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass as amended.7/05/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
    5 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB621 Charles Calderon By Calderon8/30/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    37 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 621 CALDERON Concurrence in Senate Amendments9/02/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    64 voted YES 13 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 2nd Reading AB621 Charles Calderon By DeSaulnier9/09/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    40 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 621 Charles Calderon Concurrence in Senate Amendments By CALDERON9/09/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    66 voted YES 13 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/16/2011
    2/16/2011Read first time. To print.
    2/17/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.
    3/03/2011Referred to Com. on JUD.
    4/05/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 3.) (April 5).
    select this voteVote4/05/2011Do pass.
    4/06/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    4/07/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 47. Noes 25. Page 877.)
    4/07/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage4/07/2011AB 621 CALDERON Assembly Third Reading
    4/25/2011Referred to Com. on JUD.
    6/02/2011In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    6/20/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.
    6/27/2011In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    currently selectedVote7/05/2011Do pass as amended.
    7/11/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (July 5).
    7/12/2011Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    8/30/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 2170.).
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/30/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB621 Charles Calderon By Calderon
    8/31/2011In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 2 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    9/02/2011Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 64. Noes 13. Page 2855.).
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/02/2011AB 621 CALDERON Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/08/2011In Senate. Held at Desk. Action rescinded whereby the bill was read third time, passed, and to Assembly. Ordered to third reading. Pursuant to Joint Rule 33.1, Joint Rule 61(a)(13) suspended. (Page 2399.) Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    9/08/2011Action rescinded whereby the Assembly concurred in Senate amendments and whereby the bill was ordered to enrollment. Ordered returned to Senate. Withdrawn from Engrossing and Enrolling.
    9/09/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading. Senate Rule 29.3 suspended. (Page 2446.) Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2447.).
    9/09/2011In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 66. Noes 13. Page 3204.).
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/09/2011Assembly 2nd Reading AB621 Charles Calderon By DeSaulnier
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/09/2011AB 621 Charles Calderon Concurrence in Senate Amendments By CALDERON
    9/23/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
    10/07/2011Approved by the Governor.
    10/07/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 531, Statutes of 2011.

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