The United States' First Right to Repair Law Could Fail Despite Passing

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November 23, 2022

The first “right to repair” bill passed the New York state legislature earlier this year, but the governor still hasn’t signed it into law. If she doesn’t, the law will automatically be canceled by the end of the year. That’s a lot to take in, but what does it all mean? What does “right to repair,” “pocket veto,” and other technical terms mean? And what will happen if the bill fails even though it passed the legislature? In a rare political-explainer article, Review Geek news editor Andrew Heinzman brings you up to speed on everything happening in the Empire state and what it means for you and your ability to repair your own devices.

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