Fair Repair Act; access to diagnostics, tools, service documentation, and firmware; penalties. (HB1094)

Introduced By

Del. Karen Greenhalgh (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Fair Repair Act; access to diagnostics, tools, service documentation, and firmware; penalties. Requires the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of digital electronic equipment, or parts for such equipment, to make available to owners of such equipment and to independent repair providers, on fair and reasonable terms, documentation, parts, and tools for purposes of diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of such equipment. The bill requires, for digital electronic equipment that contains an electronic security lock or other security-related function, OEMs to make available to the owner and to independent repair providers, on fair and reasonable terms, any special documentation, tools, and parts needed to disable the lock or function, and to reset it when disabled. A violation is a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2023. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2022: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102623D
01/12/2022Committee

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