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Right to Repair Act Considered in Connecticut

by Toolsource on March 25th, 2011

March 25, 2011
By aftermarketNews staff

In addition to Connecticut, Right to Repair bills have been introduced in Massachusetts, New York and Oregon.

BETHESDA, Md. — The Right to Repair Act is under consideration in the Connecticut legislature.

Proposed Bill No. 160, introduced by Senator Martin Looney, would require car companies to share diagnostic codes with independent repair technicians. Proponents of the legislation say it ensures better choices for consumers because independent shops would have equal access to the same non-proprietary repair codes and service information as the new car dealerships.

Aaron Lowe, vice president, government affairs for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), testified before the Joint Committee on General Law, urging the committee to approve the bill.

In addition to Connecticut, Right to Repair bills have been introduced in Massachusetts, New York and Oregon. AAIA says it expects that a Right to Repair bill will be reintroduced in the current session of Congress sometime early this year.

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