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Two weeks ago, we had a heated debate on the possible benefits of what looked like it would be the nation’s first Right to Repair law, Massachusetts Senate Bill No. 2517, “An act to protect motor vehicle owners’ and independent repairers’ right to repair.” It’s all academic now, however, as the House failed to vote on the measure before the end of the session.
Opponents can rightly claim this as a victory, as there was a lot of momentum early on. But that was sapped by an enormous, nationwide lobbying effort, and while the various groups operating under the Right to Repair coalition banner may try again next year, we think most of the energy and interest in the Commonwealth has been expended over the last 18 months.