Right To Repair

Oregon’s Right to Repair Act gets one step closer to passage

On Wednesday, the Oregon House Committee on Business and Labor passed Senate Bill 1596 with a bipartisan vote of 7-3, getting Oregonians one step closer to being able to fix our personal electronics and household appliances.

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We generate too much waste, and companies block access to what we need to fix products like cell phones, tablets and laptops — pushing us to buy upgrades instead of fixing what we have. That contributes to the massive amounts of electronic waste going to landfills.

Senate Bill 1596 would require manufacturers to provide Oregonians and small businesses access to the parts, tools and service information we need to repair personal electronics and household appliances. This would help keep these devices in use for longer, conserving precious natural resources and preventing waste.

On Wednesday, the Oregon House Committee on Business and Labor passed the Right to Repair Act with a bipartisan vote of 7-3.

The bill now heads to the Oregon House floor. 

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