Massachusetts senators table Right to Repair bill

April 6, 2012

The Massachusetts Senate was slated to vote on the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The vote has been delayed.

The Senate approved a motion to table the pending legislation; it was placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session. (For more information on the delay, click here.)

Senate Bill 2204 would require that car companies make available for purchase the same service information and tools that they already provide to their franchised dealers.

The Massachusetts Right to Repair ballot measure was approved by the commonwealth's attorney general last September. The measure was subsequently certified by the secretary of state after the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition submitted more than 100,000 signatures in support of Right to Repair from Massachusetts registered voters.

The legislature has until May 2, 2012 to take action to enact Right to Repair or the measure will appear on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot.

For more information, check out these links:

"Big vote on Right to Repair legislation today!"

"Massachusetts repairs pack Right to Repair hearing."

"Right to Repair stalls in Massachusetts."

"Right to Repair up to Massachusetts voters."