Massachusetts holds Right to Repair hearings

July 6, 2007

The first hearing for the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (H.B. 296) has been held.

Among those testifying before the state's Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Licensure was Stan Morin, an independent tire dealer who manages Attleboro, Mass.-based New England Tire Car Care Centers.

The bill, said Morin, "addresses a growing concern among Massachusetts state legislators who have heard constituents' complaints about the inability of the independent repair industry to fully and completely repair their vehicles due to computer repair information lock-outs by the car companies.

The bill was introduced into the Massachusetts state legislature in June.