92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB1046
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Short description: 
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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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