SCULLY-MCKEON-DAVIS,MONIQUE-HOWARD-KENNER, BOLAND AND FRANKS.
COMPUTER LEMON ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Computer Lemon Act and amends the Consumer Fraud and
Deceptive Business Practices Act. Establishes rights for purchasers of
defective computer devices, protecting them from warranty abuses and
ineffective warranty repairs. Imposes certain record keeping
requirements on manufacturers. Establishes a right of action and
remedies for purchasers against manufacturers who do not comply with
Act requirements. Provides that a knowing violation of the Computer
Lemon Act constitutes an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud
and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
FISCAL NOTE (Office Of the Attorney General)
Initial annual cost of $40,000 in salaries, benefits and opera-
ting costs for one additional Consumer Advocate to handle medi-
ation of the expected additional volume of complaints.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the written statement of the purchaser's rights
shall be provided by the manufacturer. Deletes provisions requiring
the disclosures of software likely to cause problems to be made at the
time of sale of the computer.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Office Of the Attorney General)
There would be no material effect on the original fiscal note.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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