assembly Bill A6315

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the sale of certain diagnostic and repair information systems

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Mar 12, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A6315 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-nn, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8192
2019-2020: A7535

A6315 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires manufacturers of digital electronic parts to offer for sale documentation, diagnostic and repair information in the same manner as such manufacturer provides such diagnostic and repair information to such manufacturer's repair provider; establishes such section does not apply to motor vehicles.

A6315 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6315
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  STIRPE,  THIELE,  McDONOUGH -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  the  sale  of
   digital electronic equipment 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 "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) "ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER" OR "OEM"  MEANS  ANY  PERSON  OR
 BUSINESS  WHO, IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF ITS BUSINESS, IS ENGAGED IN THE
 BUSINESS OF SELLING OR LEASING NEW DIGITAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT OR PARTS
 OF EQUIPMENT TO ANY PERSON OR BUSINESS AND IS ENGAGED IN THE  DIAGNOSIS,
 SERVICE,  MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR OF DIGITAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT OR PARTS
 OF SUCH EQUIPMENT.
   (B) "AUTHORIZED REPAIR PROVIDER" MEANS (I) A PERSON OR  BUSINESS  THAT
 HAS  AN  ARRANGEMENT  WITH AN OEM FOR A DEFINITE OR INDEFINITE PERIOD IN
 WHICH THE OEM GRANTS TO A PERSON OR BUSINESS  LICENSE  TO  USE  A  TRADE
 NAME,  SERVICE MARK OR RELATED CHARACTERISTIC FOR THE PURPOSES OF OFFER-
 ING REPAIR SERVICES UNDER THE NAME OF THE OEM, OR (II) A PERSON OR BUSI-
 NESS RETAINED BY THE OEM TO PROVIDE REFURBISHING SERVICES FOR THE  OEM'S
 PRODUCT OR PRODUCTS.
   (C) "INDEPENDENT REPAIR PROVIDER" MEANS A PERSON OR BUSINESS OPERATING
 IN  THE STATE OF NEW YORK THAT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH AN OEM OR AN OEM'S
 AUTHORIZED REPAIR PROVIDER, WHICH IS ENGAGED IN THE DIAGNOSIS,  SERVICE,
 MAINTENANCE  OR  REPAIR  OF  EQUIPMENT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT, FOR THE
 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, AN OEM  SHALL  BE  CONSIDERED  AN  INDEPENDENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.