Consumers Council of Missouri presented the 2015 Alberta Slavin Award to Senator Claire McCaskill for her efforts in the U.S. Senate to pass the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Rental Car Safety Act in the omnibus transportation bill that passed Congress in December and that President Obama signed into law. The law prohibits nearly all rental car companies, including many car dealers, from renting, loaning or selling recalled vehicles until the safety defects have been repaired. Previously, federal law barred dealers from selling recalled new vehicles, but no similar law covered rentals. The award is named for Alberta Slavin, who founded the Consumers Council and served as chair of the Missouri Public Service Commission.
2015 Alberta Slavin Consumer Award