California Vehicle Code Section 24010
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24010. (a) No person engaged in the rental of any vehicle, for
periods of 30 days or less, shall rent, lease or otherwise allow the
operation of such vehicle unless all of the following requirements
(1) All necessary equipment required by this code and regulations
adopted pursuant to this code for the operation of the vehicle upon a
highway has been provided or offered to the lessee for his or her
(2) The vehicle conforms to all applicable federal motor vehicle
safety standards established under the National Traffic and Motor
Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. Sec. 1381 et seq.) and the
regulations adopted under that act.
(3) The vehicle is mechanically sound and safe to operate within
the meaning of Section 24002.
(b) In order to ensure compliance with this section, the
department may conduct periodic inspections, without prior notice, of
the business premises of persons engaged in the rental of vehicles
for periods of 30 days or less and of the vehicles themselves, for
the purpose of ascertaining that the vehicles are in compliance with
this section. Any vehicle which is found not in compliance shall not
be rented or leased until proof of full compliance with this section
is made to the satisfaction of the department.
(c) The contract or rental agreement shall include the name of the
person from whom the vehicle is rented, leased or obtained, the
address of that person's place of business in this state where the
vehicle is rented, leased, or delivered, and a statement of any
required equipment refused by the person to whom the vehicle is
rented, leased, or delivered.
Last modified: February 22, 2013