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Reported to House amended, Part I (07/20/2000)

Rental Fairness Act of 2000 - Declares that no owner engaged in the trade or business of renting or leasing a motor vehicle may be held liable by reason of ownership for harm caused by a person to himself or herself, to another person, or to property, which results or arises from that person's use of a rented or leased motor vehicle, except to the extent of any required financial responsibility statute. Declares that nothing in this Act shall relieve any owner engaged in such trade or business from complying with a State's minimum financial responsibility, motor vehicle, or insurance statutes or regulations imposed for the privilege of registering and operating a motor vehicle.

Declares that nothing in this Act preempts a State's ability to impose liability based on acts of negligence or criminal wrongdoing.