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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Liability for rental car theft. Removes from the list of provisions that may be included in a motor vehicle rental agreement a rebuttable presumption that a motor vehicle renter is not liable, in certain circumstances, for losses incurred by the rental company related to theft of the motor vehicle. Requires a damage waiver to cover all damage, loss, and liability, less any included deductible, to which a rental company and renter may otherwise agree concerning the renter's responsibility. Repeals the offense of auto theft and receiving stolen auto parts. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control Liability for rental car theft. Removes from the list of provisions that may be included in a motor vehicle rental agreement a rebuttable presumption that a motor vehicle renter is not liable, in certain circumstances, for losses incurred by the rental company related to theft of the motor vehicle. Requires a damage waiver to cover all damage, loss, and liability, less any included deductible, to which a rental company and renter may otherwise agree concerning the renter's responsibility. Repeals the offense of auto theft and receiving stolen auto parts. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control of a motor vehicle or a component part of a motor vehicle, with the intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, commits theft, a Level 6 felony. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control of a motor vehicle or a component part of a motor vehicle, with the intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, and has a prior unrelated conviction for theft of a motor vehicle or theft of a component part, commits theft, a Level 5 felony. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more