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AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 16, 2012
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MARCH 29, 2012

INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Skinner

FEBRUARY 23, 2012

An act 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 require a person renting a motor vehicle to
another person to inspect the driver's license of the person
to whom the vehicle is to be rented in the physical presence of the
person to whom the vehicle is to be rented or, in the

, as an
alternative to that inspection and comparison
, to inspect the driver's license through electronic means.
This bill would remove the requirement to compare a person's
signature when renting a vehicle.

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 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 done either of the
following:
(A) Inspected the driver's license of the person to whom the
vehicle is to be rented in the physical presence of the
person to whom the vehicle is to be rented.
and
compared the signature thereon with the signature of that person
written in his or her presence.

(B) Inspected the driver's license of the person to whom the
vehicle is to be rented through electronic means.
(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.