Bill Status of HB3061  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DIGITAL FAIR REPAIR ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Michelle Mussman, Kelly M. Cassidy, Anne Stava-Murray, Deb Conroy and Joyce Mason

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Digital Fair Repair Act. Provides that original equipment manufacturers shall: (i) make available to any independent repair provider or owner of equipment manufactured by the original equipment manufacturer the same diagnostic and repair documentation in the same manner as that information is made available to the manufacturer's authorized repair providers; and (ii) make available for purchase by the owner, his or her authorized agent, or any independent repair provider parts, inclusive of any updates to the embedded software of the parts, upon fair and reasonable terms. Requires manufacturers to make parts, tools, and documentation available when digital equipment is under an express warranty. Provides that a violation constitutes an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Authorizes enforcement by the Attorney General. Defines terms. Excludes motor vehicle manufacturers. Effective January 1, 2022.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee