To amend chapter 301 of title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the rental of motor vehicles that contain a defect related to motor vehicle safety, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
Section 30102(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraphs (10) and (11) as paragraphs (12) and (13), respectively; (2) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (9) as paragraphs (2) through (10), respectively; (3) by inserting before paragraph (2), as redesignated, the following: ``(1) `covered rental vehicle' means a motor vehicle that-- ``(A) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less; ``(B) is rented without a driver for an initial term of less than 4 months; and ``(C) is part of a motor vehicle fleet of 5 or more motor vehicles that are used for rental purposes by a rental company.''; and (4) by inserting after paragraph (10), as redesignated, the following: ``(11) `rental company' means a person who-- ``(A) is engaged in the business of renting covered rental vehicles; and ``(B) uses for rental purposes a motor vehicle fleet of 5 or more covered rental vehicles.''.
SEC. 3. REMEDIES FOR DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE.
Section 30120(i) of title 49, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in the subsection heading, by adding ``, or...