Legislators seek path forward for right-to-repair laws

They met for a panel discussion at the NCSL Summit in Indianapolis.
Colorado Rep. Brianna Titone sits in the wheel of a teactor on display before Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation that forces manufacturers to provide the necessary manuals, tools, parts and even software to farmers so they can fix their own machines Tuesday, April 25, 2023, during a ceremony outside the State Capitol in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Right-to-repair advocates made strides this year, with 30 legislatures considering bills dealing with the issue, but manufacturers and others have resisted the push over concerns about data, implementation and a stifling of innovation.

A panel held Wednesday at the National Conference of State Legislatures annual summit in Indianapolis brought together legislators and advocates from both sides of the issue to discuss a path forward on right-to-repair laws, which have been enacted in four states.

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