|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S149
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S149 (ACTIVE) - Details
S149 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S149 SPONSOR: THOMAS TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, service, maintain, and repair their motor vehicles, and for other purposes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the title of the act. Section 2 provides definitions and requires that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) make available to independent repair providers the
S149 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 149 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ 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.
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