AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE AGRICULTURAL LAWS OF THIS STATE.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Eliminates proposed Article 9, Right to Repair Act, to GS Chapter 75, which established various duties of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Instead directs the Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission to study whether to establish requirements for manufacturers of farm equipment to make documentation, parts, software, or tools required to diagnose, maintain, or repair electronically enabled farm equipment available to equipment owners or independent repair providers in the same manner as authorized repair providers, and any necessary limitations and enforcement mechanisms. Requires input from relevant stakeholders, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Directs the Commission to report prior to the convening of the 2023 NCGA Session.