90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0513
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DIES & MOLDS OWNERSHIP ACT                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Dies  and  Molds  Ownership  Transfer  Act  of  1997.      
   Provides that if a customer does not take possession of its die, mold,      
   form,  jig,  or pattern within 3 years of the fabricator's last use of      
   it,  the  fabricator  may  have  all  rights,  title,   and   interest      
   transferred to him or her for purposes of destruction of the materials      
   by  sending  written  notice  by  registered  mail that the fabricator      
   intends to terminate the customer's rights  in  the  materials.  If  a      
   customer  does  not act within 90 days of the date notice is sent, all      
   rights in the materials are transferred to the fabricator for purposes      
   of destruction of the materials. This Act does not grant the  customer      
   any  rights to a die, mold, form, jig, or pattern; does not affect any      
   written agreement between a fabricator and a customer; does not affect      
   the rights of a customer under federal  patent  or  copyright  law  or      
   State  or  federal laws pertaining to unfair competition; and does not      
   affect the rights granted under the Plastics Dies and Molds  Ownership      
   Transfer Act. Effective immediately.                                        
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          HB 513 fails to create a State mandate.                              
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that in addition to a die, mold, form, jig, and pattern,      
   this Act also  applies to a tooling.                                        
          JUDICIAL NOTE                                                        
          HB513 would neither decrease nor increase the need for the           
          number of judges in the State.                                       
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that the  customer  must  respond  to  the  fabricator's      
   notice  in  writing,  by  registered  mail,  return receipt requested,      
   reasserting the customer's rights, title, and  interest  to  the  die,      
   mold, form, jig, tooling, or pattern in order to avoid the transfer of      
   rights  in that item to the fabricator for the purposes of destruction      
   by the fabricator.                                                          
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0371

   Last action date: 97-08-14

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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