SB1733: Electronic peer-to-peer motor vehicle rental services; DMV, et al., to study.


Offered January 17, 2019
A BILL to direct the Department of Motor Vehicles to convene a work group to study electronic peer-to-peer vehicle rental services; report.
Patron-- Cosgrove

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Department of Motor Vehicles (the Department), in consultation with the State Corporation Commission and the Department of Taxation, shall convene a work group to study the implications of electronic peer-to-peer vehicle rental services. The Department shall consult relevant stakeholders and shall review and consider (i) issues relating to insurance coverage for accidents and incidents that occur during such a peer-to-peer rental, (ii) consumer protection laws and regulations protecting traditional vehicle rental company customers but not those using peer-to-peer rentals, (iii) taxation of peer-to-peer vehicle rental companies, and (iv) any other issues as deemed relevant or appropriate by the Department. Such work group shall review the 2018 legislation passed in Maryland relating to peer-to-peer rental companies. The Department shall complete its meetings by November 30, 2019, and shall submit to the General Assembly and the Governor an executive summary and a report of its findings and recommendations. The executive summary and report shall be submitted as provided in the procedures of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems for the processing of legislative documents and reports no later than the first day of the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly and shall be posted on the General Assembly's website.