Massachusetts to Enforce Right to Repair Law

March 10, 2023
After being stalled by lawsuits, Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell has announced that the state will enforce the Right to Repair law passed by voters over two years ago.

Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell has decided the state will enforce the Right to Repair law passed by voters more than two years ago, CBS News reports.

A Notice of Intent to Terminate Non-Enforcement Stipulation was filed by Campbell on March 7, which stated that she has a duty to enforce the law that was passed.

75% of voters voted in favor of the law in 2020, but it was challenged by the Alliance for Automotive Innovation when they filed a suit on November 20, 2020 in an effort to stop it from taking effect.

Since then, enforcement of the law has been delayed. Kia and Subaru have been manufacturing “vehicles without wireless technology” to avoid potentially breaking any future Right to Repair laws.

The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition released a statement thanking Campbell for the decision to enforce the law.

“On behalf of all Massachusetts independent repair shops and 4,000 members statewide, we thank Attorney General Campbell for standing with the voters and their right to get their car fixed wherever they choose as automakers increasingly try to create a monopoly in the car repair market,” the organization said in a press release.

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