New York Passes First “Right to Repair” Bill for Electronics (.PDF Download)

June 13, 2022
Focused on repair over replacement, the new bill forces OEMs in the electronics sector to provide diagnostic repair and information to repair providers other than just their own partners or stores.

A new law that was just passed in New York requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) operating in the electronics sector to make certain equipment available to independent repair providers under fair and reasonable terms.

The first of its kind in the U.S., New York Senate Bill S4104A (aka, the digital “fair repair act”) relates specifically to the sale of digital electronic equipment. It requires OEMs to provide diagnostic and repair information to repair shops beyond just their own partners or stores

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