Oregon is about to signal — or veto — the strongest right-to-repair regulation but

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Oregon’s landmark right-to-repair regulation is almost right here — at the moment, SB 1596 handed the Oregon legislature, and is headed to Governor Tina Kotek’s desk to signal or veto throughout the subsequent 5 days. It’s an enormous deal, as a result of the Oregon regulation can be the primary to ban “components pairing,” a observe the place firms can preserve you from utilizing elements (generally even official ones) until that firm’s software program is glad that they belong.

Just like California’s right-to-repair regulation, the Oregon invoice additionally requires firms to make the identical components, instruments, and restore paperwork out there to any homeowners that it provides to licensed restore outlets, and with out charging any extra for them.

It doesn’t specify a variety of years that firms have to make these…

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