Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to consumer protection
|Jan 12, 2021
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S1512
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S1512 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S1512 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes the "right to repair farm equipment act" to protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, service, maintain, and repair farm equipment; requires original equipment manufacturers to make equipment available to independent repair providers under fair and reasonable terms.
2021-S1512 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1512 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing the "right to repair farm equipment act" to require original equipment manufacturers to make certain equipment available to independent repair providers under fair and reasonable terms PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will require original equipment manufacturers (OEM) of farm equipment to make diagnostic and repair information for farm equipment sold or used in this state available to consumers and independent repair provider, and make available for purchase by the owner of such equip- ment, authorized agents, or independent repair providers, the equipment or service parts, including software updates, at fair and reasonable terms. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
2021-S1512 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1512 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 12, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- 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 farm equipment 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 farm equipment act". § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 33-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 33-C RIGHT TO REPAIR FARM EQUIPMENT SECTION 698. RIGHT OF CONSUMERS TO DIAGNOSE, SERVICE, MAINTAIN AND REPAIR FARM EQUIPMENT. § 698. RIGHT OF CONSUMERS TO DIAGNOSE, SERVICE, MAINTAIN AND REPAIR FARM EQUIPMENT. (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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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