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Passage of ‘Right to Repair’ Bill by Massachusetts Legislature Applauded by Automakers, Dealers and Right to Repair Coalition

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August 1, 2012

Boston – The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the Association of Global Automakers, the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, and the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition today released the following statement regarding passage of compromise “Right to Repair” legislation by the Massachusetts Legislature, House Bill 4362:


“Automakers, dealers, and independent repair shops applaud the Massachusetts Legislature’s action late last night to approve a compromise “Right to Repair” bill. This legislation represents common ground among the parties.


“Under this new law, consumers, dealers, and independent repairers have total access to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) tools and repair information. It ensures choice for Massachusetts vehicle owners, protects manufacturers’ intellectual property, preserves the integrity of the role of the dealer in the repair process and protects Massachusetts small independent repair businesses and community dealers.


“We wish to acknowledge the significant efforts of House Chair Ted Speliotis and Senate Chair Tom Kennedy in the development of this compromise and thank Speaker DeLeo, President Murray, House Minority Leader Jones, and Senate Minority Leader Tarr for ushering this legislation through their respective chambers during a busy last day of session.


“Once the bill is signed into law, all parties have agreed to work together to educate the public on the compromise bill and that the ballot question is no longer necessary.”


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Annemarie Pender
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