Ensure a Consumer's Right To Repair Certain Electronic Products

Last updated: Jan 5, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: Digital Media Production
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Senator Michael Carpenter, Senate 2 - Aroostook County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1977

Position:

Opposed.

Summary:

This bill establishes a consumer's right to repair electronic devices, excluding motor vehicles. It requires manufacturers of electronic equipment to make available the information and equipment necessary for diagnosis and repair of electronic equipment problems. It prohibits original equipment manufacturers from limiting access to diagnostic equipment and tools to authorized repair providers and requires manufacturers to make this information and equipment available to independent repair providers under fair and reasonable terms. The bill provides that a violation constitutes an unfair trade practice.