HB 20-1195

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 30, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Consumer Digital Repair Bill Of Rights


Usually, an owner of digital electronic equipment (equipment), such as cell phones and tablets, must seek diagnostic, maintenance, or repair services of the equipment from the original equipment manufacturer (manufacturer) or an authorized repair provider affiliated with the manufacturer. The bill requires a manufacturer to provide parts, embedded software, tools, or documentation, such as diagnostic, maintenance, or repair manuals, diagrams, or similar information, to independent repair providers and owners of the manufacturer's equipment to allow an independent repair provider or owner to conduct diagnostic, maintenance, or repair services. A manufacturer's failure to comply with the requirement is an unfair or deceptive trade practice. Manufacturers need not divulge any trade secrets to independent repair providers and owners. Any contractual provision or other arrangement that a manufacturer enters into that would remove or limit the manufacturer's obligation to provide these resources to independent repair providers and owners is void and unenforceable. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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May 27, 2020


House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely

Jan 30, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor

  • Introduction
Business Affairs & Labor

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (01/30/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/28/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/10/2020) PDF


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