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Full Text of SB1536  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Renter's Financial Responsibility and
5Protection Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 27/15)
7    Sec. 15. Prohibited practices.
8    (a) A rental company may not sell a damage waiver unless
9the renter agrees to the damage waiver in writing at or prior
10to the time the rental agreement is executed.
11    (b) A rental company may not void a damage waiver except
12for one or more of the following reasons:
13        (1) Damage or loss while the rental vehicle is used to
14    carry persons or property for a charge or fee.
15        (2) Damage or loss during an organized or agreed upon
16    racing or speed contest or demonstration or pushing or
17    pulling activity in which the rental vehicle is actively
18    involved.
19        (3) Damage or loss that could reasonably be expected
20    from an intentional or criminal act of the driver other
21    than a traffic infraction.
22        (4) Damage or loss to any rental vehicle resulting
23    from any auto business operation, including but not



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1    limited to repairing, servicing, testing, washing,
2    parking, storing, or selling of automobiles.
3        (5) Damage or loss occurring to a rental vehicle if
4    the rental contract is based on fraudulent or material
5    misrepresentation by the renter.
6        (6) Damage or loss arising out of the use of the rental
7    vehicle outside the continental United States when such
8    use is specifically prohibited in the rental agreement.
9        (7) Damage or loss occurring while the rental vehicle
10    is operated by a driver not permitted under the rental
11    agreement.
12        (8) Damage or loss occurring while the rental vehicle
13    is operated by a driver under the influence of alcohol,
14    other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds,
15    or any combination thereof and convicted of violating
16    subsection (a) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle
17    Code.
18        (9) Damage or loss to the rental vehicle if the rental
19    vehicle is stolen and the renter fails to: (i) return the
20    rental vehicle's ignition key and the key tag identifying
21    the rental vehicle to the rental vehicle company; (ii)
22    file a police report within the 24-hour period after
23    discovery of the rental vehicle theft; and (iii) fully
24    cooperate with the rental company, law enforcement agency,
25    or any other authority in all matters connected to the
26    investigation of the stolen rental vehicle.



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1    (c) (Blank).
2    (d) (Blank).
3(Source: P.A. 99-201, eff. 10-1-15; 100-312, eff. 1-1-18.)