senate Bill S710

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the mobile device and computer fair repair act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to consumer protection

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S710 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-nn, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9058

S710 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the sale of mobile devices and computers; requires original equipment manufacturers to provide diagnostic and repair information.

S710 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S710 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   710

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BOYLE, GALLIVAN -- 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 the sale of
  mobile devices and  computers  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 "mobile device and computer fair repair act".
  §  2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 399-
nn to read as follows:
  § 399-NN. SALE AND REPAIR OF MOBILE DEVICES AND  COMPUTERS.  1.  DEFI-
NITIONS.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "MOBILE DEVICE" MEANS ANY  HAND-HELD  MOBILE  TELEPHONE,  PERSONAL
DIGITAL  ASSISTANT  (PDA),  HAND-HELD  DEVICE  WITH  MOBILE DATA ACCESS,
LAPTOP COMPUTER, PAGER, BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE, TWO-WAY
MESSAGING DEVICE, OR PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE.
  (B) "COMPUTER" MEANS AN ELECTRONIC, MAGNETIC,  OPTICAL,  ELECTROCHEMI-
CAL,  OR  OTHER  HIGH-SPEED  DATA  PROCESSING DEVICE PERFORMING LOGICAL,
ARITHMETIC, OR STORAGE FUNCTIONS, AND INCLUDES ANY DATA STORAGE FACILITY
OR COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY DIRECTLY RELATED TO OR OPERATING IN  CONJUNC-
TION WITH SUCH DEVICE, BUT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE AN AUTOMATED TYPE-
WRITER  OR  TYPESETTER, A PORTABLE HANDHELD CALCULATOR, OR OTHER SIMILAR
DEVICE.
  (C) "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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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