SB 1086
Allows certain individuals and businesses to have access to information from manufacturers in order to repair certain products
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Last Action:
4/6/2022 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 1086 - Under this act, owners of products, which is defined in the act as any farm machinery, construction machinery, or forestry machinery, purchased or used in Missouri and independent repair providers shall have the right to access the same diagnostic and repair information that manufacturers supply to authorized repair providers. Product owners shall also have the right to purchase service parts, documentation, and tools from manufacturers in the same manner and time as those parts are given to authorized repair providers.

Nothing in the act shall require the manufacturer to divulge a trade secret to a product owner or to an independent repair provider, except as necessary to provide documentation, parts, and tools on fair and reasonable terms.

If a product owner or independent repair provider believes a manufacturer has failed to provide information allowed under the act, the owner or repair provider shall notify the manufacturer in writing and the manufacturer has 30 days to cure the failure. If the manufacturer fails to respond in a timely manner or if an owner or repair provider is not satisfied with the manufacturer's cure, the owner or repair provider may file a complaint in a court of competent jurisdiction.

The Attorney General shall have all powers, rights, and duties regarding violations of the act as are provided in the provisions of the Merchandising Practices Act.

This act is similar to HB 2402 (2022), HB 2141 (2022), HB 975 (2021), and HB 2369 (2020).



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