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Congress Passes Industry-Backed Bill to Modernize Product Warranty Regulations
Arlington, VA (September 8, 2015) - The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded lawmakers in the House for passing legislation to modernize warranty requirements by allowing manufacturers to post warranties online.
The E-Warranty Act of 2015 (S. 1359), introduced by U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), was passed unanimously by the Senate on July 9, 2015. U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) introduced a companion bill (H.R. 3154) in the House on July 22, which passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee by voice vote on July 29.
TIA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs James Reid issued the following statement:
"TIA applauds the House for passing the E-Warranty Act to modernize manufacturing requirements by allowing product warranties to be posted online. This bipartisan, common sense legislation will increase consumer access to important information while decreasing production costs. We thank Senators Fischer and Nelson and Representatives Mullin and Loebsack for their efforts to streamline regulations to help consumers and urge the President to quickly sign this bill into law."
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.
TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.