Assembly Bill A8434

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Promotes consumer choice by requiring manufacturers of digital electronic equipment to provide retail sellers with a one through ten repair score that will be displayed to consumers at point of sale

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A8434 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8332
Current Committee:
Assembly Consumer Affairs And Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §399-nn, Gen Bus L

2023-A8434 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Promotes consumer choice by requiring manufacturers of digital electronic equipment to provide retail sellers with a one through ten repair score that will be displayed to consumers at point of sale.

2023-A8434 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8434
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 29, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the general  business  law,  in  relation  to  promoting
   consumer  choice  by  requiring  manufacturers  of  digital electronic
   equipment to provide retail sellers with  a  one  through  ten  repair
   score that will be displayed to consumers at point of sale
 
   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  Electron-
 ics Repair Scores Act".
   §  2.  Subdivision  1 of section 399-nn of the general business law is
 amended by adding two new paragraphs (s) and (t) to read as follows:
   (S) "REPAIR SCORE" OR "SCORE" MEANS A ONE THROUGH TEN SCORE CALCULATED
 BY THE MANUFACTURER BASED ON THE REPAIR SCORING  CRITERIA  DEVELOPED  BY
 THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
   (T)  "DETAILED  SCORE" MEANS THE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CALCULATION
 AND MEANING OF THE REPAIR SCORE  AS  DEFINED  BY  THE  SCORING  CRITERIA
 DEVELOPED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
   §  3.  Subdivision 2 of section 399-nn of the general business law, as
 amended by chapter 48 of the  laws  of  2023,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   2.  Requirements.  (A)  An  original equipment manufacturer shall make
 available to any independent repair provider and owner of digital  elec-
 tronic  equipment  manufactured  by  or  on  behalf  of  or sold by such
 original equipment manufacturer,  on  fair  and  reasonable  terms,  any
 documentation, parts, and tools required for the diagnosis, maintenance,
 or  repair of such digital electronic equipment and parts that are manu-
 factured for the first time, and first sold or used in New  York  on  or
 after  July first, two thousand twenty-three. Such documentation, parts,
 and tools shall be made available either directly by an original  equip-
 ment  manufacturer  or  via  an  authorized repair provider. An original
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13840-01-3
              

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