AB 1221

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Passed Assembly May 27, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Oct 04, 2021

Consumer warranties: service contracts: cancellation: disclosures.

Abstract

Existing law, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, provides consumer warranty protection to buyers of consumer goods, including motor vehicles, home appliances, and home electronic products. The act requires a service contract, as defined, to include certain elements, including a clear description and identification of the covered product. Existing law, the Electronic and Appliance Repair Dealer Registration Law, provides for the registration and regulation of service contractors and, among other things, requires a service contractor to comply with the provisions of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act described above relating to service contracts. The law makes a violation of its provisions a misdemeanor. This bill would specify that a service contract may be offered on a month-to-month or other periodic basis and continue until canceled by the buyer or the service contractor and would require a service contract that continues until canceled by the buyer or service contractor to, among other things, disclose to the buyer in a clear and conspicuous manner that the service contract shall continue until canceled by the buyer or service contractor and provide a toll-free number, email address, postal address, and, if one exists, internet website the buyer can use to cancel the service contract. The bill would exempt vehicle service contracts from the above-described provisions. The bill would also define the terms "clear and conspicuous" and "clearly and conspicuously" for purposes of the act. By expanding the scope of the crime of violating the Electronic and Appliance Repair Dealer Registration Law, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (1)

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Oct 04, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 452, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 20, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).

Sep 08, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.).

Sep 02, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 01, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 15, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 14, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (July 13).

Jun 16, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 28, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 27, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 75. Noes 0.)

May 20, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

May 19, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (May 19).

May 13, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR. pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.

Assembly

From Consent Calendar.

May 06, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

May 05, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

May 04, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (May 4).

Apr 08, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (April 8). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Apr 06, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P. & C.P.

Apr 05, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.

Mar 04, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on P. & C.P. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on P. & C.P. and JUD.

Feb 22, 2021

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1221 HTML
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
04/05/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/05/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/14/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/04/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/06/21- Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection PDF
05/02/21- Assembly Judiciary PDF
05/17/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
07/09/21- Senate Judiciary PDF
08/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/26/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/03/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/08/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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