Digital devices; deactivation or alteration of embedded software. (HB1754)

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. The measure also provides that the original equipment manufacturer of a digital device shall not be liable to an owner of a digital device for any damages resulting from repair or modification to the digital device by an independent repair provider made at the request of the owner. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/21/2018Committee
12/21/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100225D
12/21/2018Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/10/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1754)
02/05/2019Left in Science and Technology

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