AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RENTING OF VIDEOS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 93 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following
Section 106. (1) No persons engaged in the business of leasing or renting
videos or any employee thereof shall maintain records that would indicate the
title or category of any video leased or rented by a borrower other than the
records necessary to ensure a completed transaction of such video. Records
indicating the name of the borrower together with the title or category of the
video shall be eliminated within thirty
days after the transaction is completed. A transaction shall not be considered
complete until all contractual rights or obligations between the parties
regarding a particular video have been satisfied, including any credit due,
late fees, rewinding charges or settlement for property damage and any
investigation related thereto.
(2) No persons engaged in the business of leasing or renting videos or any
employees thereof shall make available to a third party records that would
indicate the name of the borrower or the title or category of any video leased
or rented by a borrower,
except under a proceeding authorized by 18 USC 2710(b)(2) (C) and (F).
(3) Any violation of this section shall be punishable by imprisonment in a
house of correction for not more than sixty days or a fine of one thousand
dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.
Senate, December 21, 1993.
This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his
objections thereto in writing (see Senate 1877) has been passed by the
Senate, the objections of His Excellency the Governor to the contrary
notwithstanding, two-thirds of
the Senate (32 yeas to 0 nays) having agreed to the same.
Sent to the House of Representatives for its action.
William M. Bulger, President.
Edward B. O'Neill, Clerk.
House of Representatives, January 4, 1994.
Passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding the objections of
His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members
present (152 yeas to 0 nays) having approved the same.
Charles F. Flaherty, Speaker.
Robert E. MacQueen, Clerk.
Office of the Secretary of State, January 6, 1994.