Senate Bill S8332

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


  • 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-S8332 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8434
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §399-nn, Gen Bus L

2023-S8332 (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-S8332 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8332 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8332
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 18, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  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
 equipment manufacturer who, in the regular course of business, offers to
 an owner the services of diagnosis, maintenance or  repair  of  its  own
 digital  electronic  equipment,  and  who  does  not have an arrangement
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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dinkin
4 months ago

I'm one of your constituents and I'm writing to ask you to support expanding the Digital Fair Repair Act in 2023.

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

Senate Bill S8332
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

It's time to speak out for your right to repair
The FTC & New York State needs to take real action to protect repair. Add your voice and tell the FTC & New York State that it’s time to act.

I'm asking the FTC & New York State to:

Make repair easy
Make repair parts available and reasonably priced
Label products with ease of repairability

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