The White House convened a roundtable to discuss right to repair on October 24, gathering federal and state officials, small business owners, and private sector leaders.
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The roundtable included a bipartisan group of state officials who spoke about legislative successes of the last year, including the passage of right-to-repair legislation in California, Colorado, Minnesota, and New York. A farmer from Colorado and an independent repair shop owner from Minnesota explained how such legislation will save consumers and farmers money and create opportunities for small businesses.
The roundtable also included businesses that support the right to repair. During the roundtable, Apple called for strong national right to repair legislation, and announced it will honor the provisions of the recently-enacted California right to repair law nationwide—benefitting consumers in every state. California’s new law requires manufacturers to make the parts, tools, and documentation needed to diagnose, maintain, and repair consumer electronic devices and appliances available to independent repair shops and consumers at fair and reasonable prices. Allstate Insurance also spoke to how greater access to parts and independent repair options for vehicle repair can save consumers hundreds of dollars and joined the call for federal legislation.