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June 22, 2015 AT 12:00 am

Tell your repair story to help pass the first Fair Repair bill in the nation

Open nysenate gov legislation api 1 0 pdf bill S3998 2015

New York: It’s time to speak out for your right to repair.

Dear New Yorkers,
It’s time to speak out for your right to repair

Right now, New York has a chance to pass the first Fair Repair bill in the nation. We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronics—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. We have a chance to help the environment and stand up for local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers.

We’ve been working with local repair companies to come up with a solution. The Fair Repair Bill, known as S3998 in the State Senate and A6068 in the State Assembly, requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information, security updates, and replacement parts.

If you agree with us, find out who represents you in New York’s legislatures. Tell them you support the bipartisan Fair Repair bill, S3998 in the State Senate and A6068 in the State Assembly. Tell them that you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible. Stand up for the right to repair in New York.

Tell your repair story

As consumers, we have the right to the following from the companies that we support:

  • Information: The documentation, software, and legal ability we need to repair our own products — or choose someone we trust to do it for us.
  • Parts + Tools: Fair access to service parts and tools, including diagnostics.
    Unencumbered Resale: We should be able resell our products (including the software needed to operate them).
  • Write a letter to your Senators and Representatives in New York’s state legislatures now and tell them why this is important to you.

Go here to fill out the form and write to your senator/representative.


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