Governor Signs Ting Bill to Prevent Car Rental Theft

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Governor Signs Ting Bill to Prevent Car Rental Theft

Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2620 by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). It increases the chances of recovering stolen vehicles by shortening the waiting period a rental car company can turn on the vehicle’s GPS location feature. The bill was inspired by Sharky Laguana, CEO of Bandago, who had difficulty earlier this year in enlisting law enforcement's help to recover an overdue van because a week had not passed. He took to social media to vent his frustration. Even after spotting the van accidentally, Laguana could not get officers to retrieve his overdue vehicle. The waiting period changes from seven days to three, starting January 1, 2019.