senate Bill S6309

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the digital fair repair act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jun 04, 2019 referred to rules

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S6309 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7416
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-nn, Gen Bus L

S6309 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the sale of digital electronic equipment and requires original equipment manufacturers to provide diagnostic and repair information.

S6309 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6309 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6309

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  the  sale  of
  digital  electronic  equipment  and  providing  diagnostic  and repair
  information

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "digital fair repair act".
  § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  399-
nn to read as follows:
  §  399-NN. SALE OF DIGITAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; DIAGNOSTIC AND REPAIR
INFORMATION.   1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "AUTHORIZED  REPAIR PROVIDER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS WHO
IS UNAFFILIATED WITH AN ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER AND WHO  HAS  AN
ARRANGEMENT  WITH THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER, FOR A DEFINITE OR
INDEFINITE PERIOD,  UNDER  WHICH  THE  ORIGINAL  EQUIPMENT  MANUFACTURER
GRANTS  TO  THE  INDIVIDUAL  OR  BUSINESS A LICENSE TO USE A TRADE NAME,
SERVICE MARK, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY IDENTIFIER FOR THE PURPOSES OF OFFER-
ING THE SERVICES OF DIAGNOSIS, MAINTENANCE, OR REPAIR OF  DIGITAL  ELEC-
TRONIC  EQUIPMENT UNDER THE NAME OF THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER,
OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT WITH THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER  TO  OFFER
SUCH  SERVICES  ON  BEHALF  OF  THE  ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER. AN
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER WHO OFFERS THE  SERVICES  OF  DIAGNOSIS,
MAINTENANCE,  OR REPAIR OF ITS OWN DIGITAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AND WHO
DOES NOT HAVE AN ARRANGEMENT DESCRIBED IN THIS SUBDIVISION WITH AN UNAF-
FILIATED INDIVIDUAL OR  BUSINESS,  SHALL  BE  CONSIDERED  AN  AUTHORIZED
REPAIR PROVIDER WITH RESPECT TO SUCH EQUIPMENT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11026-03-9

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