Right To Repair

UPDATE: New billboard reminds New York Gov. Hochul to sign Right to Repair law

Billboard which reads Governor Hochul sign america's first electronics Right to Repair bill
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Billboard in Albany, NY

iFixit — a Right to Repair ally and a popular do-it-yourself website with tens of thousands of repair guides — is now running a billboard in Albany, New York calling for Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign the landmark Right to Repair law, which was passed overwhelmingly nearly six months ago by the state legislature. 

Supported by Repair.org, U.S. PIRG and NYPIRG, Consumer Reports, Environment New York, the Story of Stuff Project, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, NRDC, Environmental Action and EFF,  calls for the governor to sign the bill have increased The legislation must advance to the governor by the end of December and be signed by January 10, 2023. 

The Albany Times Union editorialized twice for the governor to sign the bill, recently noting that the bill has come under intense opposition from manufacturers: 

“Meanwhile, lobbyists, big corporations and a few trade organizations are pressing for a veto … Ms. Hochul must sign the bill, and then lawmakers should get to work passing an expanded version that includes all the products that were needlessly stripped from the original. Big corporations and the lobbyists they hire won’t be happy, but that shouldn’t matter a bit.”

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