Right to repair wins approval in Calif. Assembly

It received backing recently from some tech giants such as Apple.
Apple Watches are displayed during an announcement of new products on the Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The California Assembly approved a right-to-repair measure that consumer advocates are heralding as the strongest in the nation.

The bill, which was passed Tuesday evening with broad support, would allow individuals and third-party repair shops — rather than only authorized providers — to have access to the parts, tools and instructions necessary to make repairs.

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