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Wisconsin Assembly Bill 684

Attention Copier Buyers!  Are you aware of AB684 in Wisconsin?  It is a bill introduced in 2017 that is designed to benefit you the buyer.  Contact your legislator and let him or her know you support this bill!

 

Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau

“Under this bill, a lease for a copier or printer is void and unenforceable unless it contains the cost to purchase, upgrade, or return the copier or printer and to renew the lease, and the formulas used to calculate these costs; and a statement that the lessor will respond within 5 business days of receiving a lessee’s request to purchase, upgrade, or return the copier or printer or to renew the lease. Under the bill, a copier or printer servicing agreement that includes normal or customary parts is void and unenforceable unless it contains a reasonable length of time during which the parts will be available.”

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/records/assembly/consumer_protection/1415832

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/ab684

 

What does this mean for you, the copier buyer? It means an open, transparent and honest relationship with your vendors and no more “gotcha” fine print on your next copier lease agreement. We at Copier Consulting strongly support this bill and we hope you will, too!