Right to repair

We should be able to fix our stuff when it breaks. That means getting the companies who make our stuff, to give us the right to repair our stuff.

We should be able to fix our stuff when it breaks. We need easy access to the information, tools, resources and third party repair shops it takes to fix our cell phones, appliances, electronics and other equipment. That means working together to get the companies who make our stuff, to give us the right to repair our stuff. When they do, it will be better for the planet, better for our budgets, and things will work the way they are supposed to.

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Colorado governor signs nation’s first Right to Repair wheelchair bill into law

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Colorado governor signs nation’s first Right to Repair wheelchair bill into law

Colorado wheelchair users have won a landmark victory that eventually could affect every U.S. consumer’s right to repair. Gov. Jared Polis signed HB22-1031 into law Thursday, requiring manufacturers of powered wheelchairs to make available parts, tools, repair manuals and digital access to owners and independent repairers at fair and reasonable prices. The new Colorado law also marks the first time a state has passed a right-to-repair bill since Massachusetts voters approved an automotive Right to Repair ballot measure  in 2013. 

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Big wins, lots of wins, and more wins from the 2022 Colorado legislative session

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Big wins, lots of wins, and more wins from the 2022 Colorado legislative session

The 2022 Colorado legislative session was a productive one. Here at CoPIRG, we’re celebrating a lot. Bills to ban PFAS from many consumer products, and develop a producer responsibility waste system to cut unnecessary packaging and expand curbside recycling. The nation’s first non-vehicular Right to Repair bill and a nation-leading bill on consumer protections around predatory towing. We also saw new protections from toxic air pollutants and major investments in electric school buses, e-bikes, fare-free transit, Bustang, and cleaner buildings. 

Colorado passes nation’s first Right to Repair bill for wheelchairs, awaits Gov. Polis signature

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Colorado passes nation’s first Right to Repair bill for wheelchairs, awaits Gov. Polis signature

Colorado wheelchair users have won a landmark victory that eventually could affect every U.S. consumer’s right to repair. The General Assembly approved HB22-1031, requiring manufacturers of powered wheelchairs to make available parts, tools, repair manuals, and digital access to owners and independent repairers at fair and reasonable prices. The Colorado bill also marks the first time an industry will be required to provide repair access since Massachusetts voters approved an automotive Right to Repair law at the ballot in 2013. 

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Colorado Senate approves wheelchair Right to Repair bill, moves HB22-1031 one step away from Governor’s desk

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Colorado Senate approves wheelchair Right to Repair bill, moves HB22-1031 one step away from Governor’s desk

Consumer and disability advocates are celebrating the passage of HB22-1031, the Right to Repair for Wheelchairs bill, by the full Senate. This first-in-the-nation bill is one step away from the Governor’s desk. The bill would require manufacturers of powered wheelchairs to make available parts, tools, repair manuals, and digital access to owners and independent repairers at fair and reasonable prices to fix their wheelchairs. 

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Colorado Senate cmte approves wheelchair Right to Repair bill

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Colorado Senate cmte approves wheelchair Right to Repair bill

Consumer and disability advocates applauded the Colorado Senate Business, Labor and Technology committee for passing HB22-1031, the Right to Repair for Wheelchairs bill, which would require manufacturers of powered wheelchairs to make available parts, tools, repair manuals, and documentation to owners and independent repairers at fair and reasonable prices to fix their wheelchairs. It also requires manufacturers provide the digital access needed to complete repairs. 

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