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Consumer Right to Repair Digital Electronic Equipment

Concerning a requirement that a manufacturer of digital electronic equipment facilitate the repair of its equipment by providing certain other persons with the resources needed to repair the manufacturer's digital electronic equipment.
2024 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

Under current law, an original equipment manufacturer of agricultural equipment or a powered wheelchair is required, upon request, to provide parts, tools, documentation, and other resources to independent repair providers and owners of the manufacturer's agricultural equipment or powered wheelchairs to facilitate an independent repair provider's or owner's diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of a piece of agricultural equipment or a powered wheelchair (right-to-repair statutes).

The bill expands the right-to-repair statutes to digital electronic equipment and adds exemptions for various types of digital electronic equipment, including vessels, aviation, and motor vehicles ; medical devices other than powered wheelchairs ; safety communications equipment; fire alarm systems; and certain construction- and energy-related equipment. For digital electronic equipment manufactured and sold or used in the state after January 1, 2025, the manufacturer shall not use parts pairing to:

  • Prevent an independent repair provider or owner from installing or enabling an otherwise functional replacement part;
  • Reduce the functionality or performance of digital electronic equipment; or
  • Cause digital electronic equipment to display misleading alerts or warnings about unidentified parts.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

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The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details