Federal Right-to-Repair Bill Gains Two Co-Sponsors

June 19, 2024
The REPAIR Act saw a Democrat and a Republican representative sign on as co-sponsors as it continues to build momentum.

The REPAIR Act continues to build momentum with two more co-sponsors signing onto the bill, reports Land Line.

HR906–also known as the Right to Equitable Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act–was first introduced last year by Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Florida, and would require manufacturers to let vehicle owners access data from their car.

The bill gained two new supporters last week: Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-New York and Bill Foster, D-Illinois. With the addition of Stefanik and Foster, the REPAIR Act now has a total of 54 co-sponsors, comprised of 27 Democrats and 27 Republicans.

“By prohibiting vehicle owners from accessing and sharing data they generate, manufacturers stop consumers from accessing third-party repair shops,” stated Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, one of the bill’s original co-sponsors. “American vehicle owners have a right to control their data, and a right to access third-party repair shops, tools and parts.”

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