A right-to-repair bill that allows consumers to repair powered wheelchairs has passed the House and made it out of a Senate committee Monday and moves to the floor. If the bill passes—which specifically concerns having manufacturers provide other persons with the resources needed to repair the powered wheelchairs—it would be a first in the nation.
A bill by Senators Rachel Zenzinger and John Cooke would require powered wheelchair manufacturers to provide the parts, tools, manuals and diagnostics so anyone could make repairs or do maintenance, similar to how it works with cars.
Danny Katz, spokesman at Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified the right to repair powered wheelchairs is even more important than the right to repair vehicles.
“If we’re allowing people to fix cars that go 70 mph, we should be able to allow people to fix their wheelchairs that go 7 mph,” said Katz.
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