A Right to Repair bill that would require disclosures to expand opportunities to repair electronics and machinery—including medical equipment—is being challenged at the Georgia State Capitol.
The proposed legislation would require manufacturers to release information that would allow consumers to bypass authorized repair shops to fix their own machinery or electronics.
This is a bill that has its roots in rural Georgia. For generations, farmers have repaired their own tractors and farm implements. But farm equipment has gotten high tech, says state Rep. Clay Pirkle (R-Sycamore) – a farmer who wrote the “right to repair” bill.
“It only provides that independent people and the owner of the product can work on the stuff that we buy,” Pirkle said.
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