senate Bill S1512

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the "right to repair farm equipment act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to consumer protection
Jan 12, 2021 referred to consumer protection

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S1512 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33-C §698, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5283

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.

S1512 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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