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S.921: Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 8 (7 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 15, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013 - (Sec. 3) Authorizes a rental company that receives a notification (approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]) from the manufacturer of a covered rental vehicle about any equipment defect, or noncompliance with federal motor vehicle safety standards, to rent or sell the vehicle or equipment only if the defect or noncompliance is remedied.

Specifies any rental vehicle: (1) rated at 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or less, (2) rented without a driver for an initial term of under 4 months, and (3) that is part of a motor vehicle fleet of 5 or more motor vehicles used for rental purposes by a rental company.

Prescribes a special rule to require rental companies to comply with specified limitations on sale, lease, or rental of a motor vehic...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 15, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 561.
Sept. 15, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller without amendment. With written report No. 113-253.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
May 21, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance . Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-64.
May 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.