senate Bill S6033

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the right to repair act

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection
May 16, 2019 referred to consumer protection

S6033 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6589
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §198-d, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S149

S6033 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the right to repair act to protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, service, maintain, and repair motor vehicles; requires original equipment manufacturers to make equipment available to independent repair providers under fair and reasonable terms.

S6033 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6033 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6033

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  establishing
  the  "Right to repair act" to require original equipment manufacturers
  to make certain equipment available to  independent  repair  providers
  under fair and reasonable terms

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "Right  to
repair act".
  § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 198-d
to read as follows:
  §  198-D. RIGHT OF CONSUMERS TO DIAGNOSE, SERVICE, MAINTAIN AND REPAIR
MOTOR VEHICLES. (A) DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (1) "AUTHORIZED REPAIR PROVIDER" MEANS: (I) A PERSON OR BUSINESS  THAT
HAS  AN ARRANGEMENT FOR A DEFINITE OR INDEFINITE PERIOD WITH AN ORIGINAL
EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER IN  WHICH  THE  ORIGINAL  EQUIPMENT  MANUFACTURER
GRANTS  TO  A  PERSON  OR  BUSINESS LICENSE TO USE A TRADE NAME, SERVICE
MARK, OR RELATED CHARACTERISTIC FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  OFFERING  REPAIR
SERVICES  UNDER THE NAME OF THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER; OR (II)
A PERSON OR BUSINESS RETAINED BY THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER  TO
PROVIDE  REFURBISHING SERVICES FOR THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER'S
PRODUCT OR PRODUCTS.
  (2) "EMBEDDED SOFTWARE" MEANS ANY PROGRAMMABLE  INSTRUCTIONS  PROVIDED
ON  FIRMWARE  DELIVERED WITH THE EQUIPMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF EQUIPMENT
OPERATION, INCLUDING ALL RELEVANT PATCHES AND FIXES MADE BY THE ORIGINAL
EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER FOR THIS PURPOSE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO
SYNONYMS  FOR  "BASIC  INTERNAL  OPERATING  SYSTEM", "INTERNAL OPERATING
SYSTEM", "MACHINE CODE", "ASSEMBLY CODE", "ROOT CODE", AND "MICROCODE".

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10510-01-9

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