Headlines  |  Bills  |  The Nooner  |  Code/Laws  |  ElectionTrack $$$   |  Elections  |  About   |  Contact Scott |  
OR: Create Account  Log In

Get Scott's free daily lunchtime California Capitol news update, THE NOONER:
   
(): (California Assembly Bill)

help



join the cool folks
and advertise on aroundthecapitol.com


california legislation > ():
Warning! This is a not the current version of this legislative bill.
Italicized text includes proposed additions to law or the previous version of the bill.
Struck text includes proposed deletions to law or the previous version of the bill.

(pdf version)
AMENDED IN SENATE AUGUST 7, 2012
AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 25, 2012
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 16, 2012
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MARCH 29, 2012

INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Skinner

FEBRUARY 23, 2012

An act to add Section 1936.5 to the Civil Code, and to amend
Section 14608 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2189, as amended, Skinner. Vehicles: rentals: driver's
licenses.
Existing law prohibits a person from renting a motor vehicle to
another unless the person to whom the vehicle is rented is a validly
licensed driver, as specified, and the person renting to that driver
has inspected the person's driver's license and compared the
signature on the license with the signature of the driver written in
his or her presence.
This bill would delete the requirement that the signature of the
driver be written in his or her presence and would allow the person
renting the vehicle to instead compare the photograph on the driver's
license of the person with the person to whom the vehicle is to be
rented.
The bill would also exempt, a "rental company," as defined, from
these requirements when entering into a rental transaction
in which
for a vehicle that is located
remotely,
is part of a regional fleet , and is
available to be rented through a membership agreement
electronically on either an hourly or daily basis.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 1936.5 is added to the Civil Code, to read:
1936.5. A "rental company" as defined in paragraph (1) of
subdivision (a) of Section 1936 is not subject to the requirements of
Section 14608 of the Vehicle Code when entering into a rental
transaction in which for a vehicle that
is located remotely, is part of a regional fleet ,
and
is available to be rented through a membership
agreement electronically on either an hourly or daily
basis.
SEC. 2. Section 14608 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
14608. (a) A person shall not rent a motor vehicle to another
person unless both of the following requirements have been met:
(1) The person to whom the vehicle is rented is licensed under
this code or is a nonresident who is licensed under the laws of the
state or country of his or her residence.
(2) The person renting to another person has inspected the driver'
s license of the person to whom the vehicle is to be rented and
compared either the signature thereon with that of the person to whom
the vehicle is to be rented or the photograph thereon with the
person to whom the vehicle is to be rented.
(b) This section does not prohibit a blind or disabled person who
is a nondriver from renting a motor vehicle if both of the following
conditions exist at the time of rental:
(1) The blind or disabled person either holds an identification
card issued pursuant to this code or is not a resident of this state.

(2) The blind or disabled person has a driver present who is
either licensed to drive a vehicle pursuant to this code or is a
nonresident licensed to drive a vehicle pursuant to the laws of the
state or country of the driver's residence.