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California Assembly approves AB 335, ensuring manufacturers comply with Consumer Protection Law

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 15 Sep 08:20 PDT
California Assembly approves AB 335, ensuring marine manufacturers comply with Consumer Protection Law © NMMA

The California Assembly approved late last week Assembly Bill 335 (AB 335) by a unanimous vote of 77-0, following passage in the California Senate by a vote of 38-0.

This legislation is critical for marine manufacturers to maintain compliance with federal consumer protection law. Passage of AB 335 secures a win for the recreational boating industry and ensures that manufacturers may collect and retain consumer information from marine dealers to verify warranties and contact owners in the event of a safety recall, which is currently prohibited under California's personal privacy law.

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