Digital devices; deactivation or alteration of embedded software. (HB68)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)

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 made at the request of the owner by an independent repair provider. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/05/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100828D
12/05/2019Committee
12/05/2019Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB68)
01/16/2020Assigned CT & I sub: Communications
01/16/2020Assigned CT & I sub: Technology and Innovation
01/29/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)
02/11/2020Left in Communications, Technology and Innovation

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