Right to Repair legislation has failed on the federal level in the past several congresses. Therefore, proponents of such legislation have now moved to the state level. ASA opposes Right to Repair legislation on both a federal and state level.
Below are states that have introduced Right to Repair legislation. ASA urges repairers in those states to contact their elected officials asking them to oppose the legislation.
Massachusetts Compromise Right-to-Repair Bill Sent to Governor
Aug. 1, 2012 - ASA has opposed Right to Repair legislation for a decade. Automakers, Massachusetts car dealers and Right
to Repair proponents supported a legislative solution, in Massachusetts, to service information concerns for independent repairers and consumers.
ASA believes that the industry's efforts in assuring service information through the private sector, third-party providers and automaker websites offers our members the service information necessary to repair their customers' vehicles. The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), included in the
legislation, has served a significant role in addressing any marketplace concerns for independent repairers.
New laws certainly have value, but they should address legitimate problems for consumers and small businesses. This is not the case here. Our members want less government involvement in their businesses, not more.
ASA is hopeful that this will end the use of industry resources on this issue and we can move forward to more important concerns such as improving
training and educational opportunities for current and future technicians.
Click here to view the full text of the bill
ASA Testifies before Massachusetts Joint Committee on Right to Repair
March 21, 2012 - ASA Mechanical Operations Committee member, Diane Larson, owner of Larson’s Service in Peabody, Mass., testified on behalf of the association before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure on a Right to Repair Hearing.
Read Larson's testimony
The Massachusetts Attorney General has signed and approved the four petition initiatives for approval related to Right to Repair.
Press release announcing the signature of petition initiatives
Attorney General’s Summaries:
Oregon House Committee Holds Hearing on Right to Repair Legislation
A hearing was held March 14 in Salem, Oregon before the Oregon House Committee on Business and Labor involving Right to Repair legislation.
ASA members Kenneth Williams and Bill Filley gave testimony, explaining their experiences as shop owners. Both members made the same point that Right to Repair is unnecessary and would create a government bureaucracy that would hurt the industry.
Click here to download a transcript of Williams' testimony and click here to view Filley's testimony. To view the full text of the bill, click here.
ASA Testifies at Connecticut Information Availability Hearing
Bob Redding, ASA's Washington, D.C. Representative, testified before the General Law Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford, Connecticut on Feb. 22. In his statement Redding discussed ASA's opposition to Senate Bill 160, another version of the Right to Repair legislation. Click here to download a transcript of Redding's testimony.
Auto Coalition Asks Mass. Legislators to Oppose R2R
ASA, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers have sent letters to the Massachusetts House and Senate, urging legislators to oppose co-sponsorship of the so-called “Right to Repair” legislation.
Massachusetts Right to Repair Act
The Massachusetts state legislature ended its formal session on Saturday evening, July 31, 2010, without having taken action on Senate Bill 2517, Massachusetts’ “Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Bill.” The bill had been referred to the state’s House Committee on Ways and Means, and the committee opted to take no action.