Digital devices; deactivation or alteration of embedded software. (HB468)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Digital devices; deactivation or alteration of embedded software. Prohibits the original equipment manufacturer of a digital device from deactivating embedded software, defined in the bill, in the digital device or altering embedded software so as to substantially alter the functioning of the digital device as a response to its being repaired by an independent repair provider. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2018Committee
01/07/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102572D
01/07/2018Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB468)
01/29/2018Passed by indefinitely in Science and Technology (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)