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 Bill Status of HB2026  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DIGITAL FAIR REPAIR ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Michelle Mussman - Robyn Gabel - Theresa Mah - Jonathan Carroll, Deb Conroy, Will Guzzardi, Mark Batinick, Barbara Hernandez, Kelly M. Cassidy and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Digital Fair Repair Act. Provides that original equipment manufacturers shall: (i) make available to any independent repair provider or owner of equipment manufactured by the original equipment manufacturer the same diagnostic and repair documentation in the same manner as that information is made available to the manufacturer's authorized repair providers; and (ii) make available for purchase by the owner, his or her authorized agent, or any independent repair provider parts, inclusive of any updates to the embedded software of the parts, upon fair and reasonable terms. Requires original equipment manufacturers to make available for purchase by owners and independent repair providers all diagnostic repair tools incorporating the same diagnostic, repair, and remote communications capabilities that the original equipment manufacturer makes available to its own repair or engineering staff or an authorized repair provider. Requires an independent repair provider that purchases or acquires embedded software or service parts to notify the owner of the equipment in writing of certain warranties prior to performing any services on digital electronic equipment. Provides that, with one exception, an authorized provider shall have all the rights and remedies provided under the Act. Authorizes the Attorney General to seek to enjoin violations and to recover civil penalties. Requires the Attorney General to establish an outreach program to inform the public of rights under the Act. Defines terms. Excludes motor vehicle manufacturers. Provides for recovery of damages and attorney's fees. Provides for the protection of trade secrets. Effective January 1, 2020.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  2/4/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/4/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/15/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/19/2019HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  2/20/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/4/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  3/4/2019HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. John Connor
  3/5/2019HouseRe-assigned to Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT Committee
  3/6/2019HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  3/13/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  3/14/2019HouseTo Broadband Access and IT Assurance Subcommittee
  3/18/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/18/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  3/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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