Bill Status of HB3601 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: ED TECHNOLOGY RIGHT TO REPAIR
Rep. Michelle Mussman
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Educational Technology Right to Repair Act. Provides that, for educational technology equipment and parts for educational technology 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 educational technology 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 educational technology equipment and training courses and materials on the operation, inspection, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of educational technology 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.