Right To Repair

The Fair Repair Act is back and it’s bigger and better than ever

On Wednesday, the Fair Repair Act was reintroduced to the Washington legislature for the 2024 legislative session.

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This week, Washington’s Right to Repair bill (HB 1933) has been reintroduced into the state legislature for another attempt at passage in 2024. The bill, known as the Fair Repair Act, requires manufacturers to provide consumers and independent repair shops with the tools, parts, and information needed to repair electronic devices. 

This time around, the Fair Repair Act goes farther than previous iterations of the bill. In light of national advancements in Right to Repair, the bill has been expanded to cover all consumer products for which the right to repair has passed in other states. This will include personal electronics like phones and computers, farm equipment, wheelchairs, and household appliances like dishwashers and refrigerators. The hope is not to reinvent the wheel, but rather to ensure that Washington residents enjoy the same protections as residents in Colorado, Minnesota and California. 

Earlier this year, the Fair Repair Act successfully passed through the House of Representatives by a vote of 58-38. Unfortunately, the bill died in the Senate. In the interim, WashPIRG and coalition members have continued to build support from consumers, small business repair shops, public interest groups and environmental non-profits, and with the leadership of Rep. Mia Gregorson, are ready to get the Fair Repair Act across the finish line in 2024.

Sign our petition and let your state legislator know that you support the Right to Repair.

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We should give every consumer and every small business access to the parts, tools, and service information they need to repair products by passing Right to Repair reforms.

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