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AB-37 Libraries: 3D printers.(2015-2016)

As Amends the Law Today


 Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 19905) is added to Chapter 11 of Part 11 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  1.5. 3D Printer Use
 (a) Every public library that provides public access to a 3D printer shall post a notice prepared pursuant to subdivision (b) on or near the 3D printer.
(b) (1) The Department of Justice shall prepare and distribute to a public library that provides public access to a 3D printer a notice that would alert users of the 3D printer of the potential liability of the user for misuse of the 3D printer. The notice shall do all of the following:
(A) Provide citations to the applicable state and federal laws that may impose civil liability or criminal penalties for misuse of a 3D printer, including laws regarding copyright infringement and trademark and patent protection.
(B) Describe the potential damages for liability and criminal penalties that may apply for a violation of these laws.
(C) Alert users of the 3D printer that it is the responsibility of the user to be aware of and abide by the laws that may apply to the use of a 3D printer.
(2) The notice shall appear in 14-point type and not exceed two 8 inch by 11.5 inch pages in length.
(3) The Department of Justice shall annually review and revise the notice to reflect updates to the applicable laws.
(4) For purposes of this section, a “3D printer” means a machine or other device that manufactures or produces solid objects by depositing layers of material, including, but not limited to, plastic, pursuant to instructions that are stored and displayed in an electronic format as a digital model.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.