Bill Status of HB3593 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: ELECTRONICS RIGHT TO REPAIR
Rep. Michelle Mussman - Janet Yang Rohr
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Digital Electronic Equipment Right to Repair Act. Provides that, for digital electronic equipment and parts for digital electronic equipment sold or used in the State, an original equipment manufacturer shall make available to an independent repair provider, solely for the purpose of repairing digital electronic equipment, on fair and reasonable terms, any documentation, parts, service access methods, and tools, including, but not limited to, any updates to information, firmware, or embedded software that is needed for purposes of repair of digital electronic equipment and training courses and materials on the operation, inspection, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of digital electronic equipment. Provides that a violation of any of the provisions of the Act is an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides for penalties. Provides that nothing in the Act shall require an original equipment manufacturer to divulge a trade secret to an independent repair provider. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act making a conforming change. Effective January 1, 2024.