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CS/CS/HB 343 — Rental Car Surcharge

by Economic Affairs Committee; Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee; and Rep. Nunez and others (CS/CS/SB 484 by Appropriations Committee; Commerce and Tourism Committee; and Senators Braynon and Brandes)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Commerce and Tourism Committee (CM)

The bill provides that a member of a car-sharing service who uses a motor vehicle for less than 24 hours must pay a surcharge of $1.00 per usage. A member of a car-sharing service who uses the same motor vehicle for at least 24 consecutive hours must pay a surcharge of $2.00 per day or any part of a day.

The bill provides that the new hourly surcharge on a car-sharing service does not apply to the lease, rental, or use of a motor vehicle from a location owned, operated, leased by or for the benefit of an airport or airport authority.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect January 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 115-0