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 Bill Status of HB4747  97th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. David Harris - Mark Batinick - Al Riley - Barbara Flynn Currie - Martin J. Moylan, Theresa Mah, Jonathan Carroll, Will Guzzardi, Deb Conroy and Michelle Mussman

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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 original equipment manufacturers to make available for purchase by owners and independent repair providers all diagnostic repair tools incorporating the same diagnostic, repair, and remote communications capabilities that the original equipment manufacturer makes available to its own repair or engineering staff or an authorized repair provider. Requires an independent repair provider that purchases or acquires embedded software or service parts to notify the owner of the equipment in writing of certain warranties prior to performing any services on digital electronic equipment. Provides, with one exception, an authorized provider shall have all the rights and remedies provided under the Act. Provides for enforcement by the Attorney General. Authorizes the Attorney General to seek to enjoin violations and to recover civil penalties. Requires the Attorney General to establish an outreach program to inform the public of rights under the Act. Defines terms. Excludes motor vehicle manufacturers. Provides for recovery of damages and attorney's fees. Provides for the protection of trade secrets. Effective January 1, 2019.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David Harris
  2/13/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  2/13/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  2/13/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/10/2018HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/10/2018HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Consumer Protection Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/10/2018HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed 064-049-000
  4/11/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/12/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 003-002-000
  4/13/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. David Harris
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Consumer Protection Committee; 004-001-000
  4/25/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  7/3/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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