The proposed compromise, outlined in a letter to legislative leaders, is aimed at avoiding what was expected to be an expensive campaign waged over a so-called “Right to Repair” question that will appear on the November ballot in Massachusetts.
“We believe that this bill ensures an acceptable agreement that will safeguard all of the stakeholders. It will preserve choice for Massachusetts vehicle owners, protect manufacturers’ intellectual property, preserve the integrity of the role of the dealer in the repair process, and continue innovation in motor vehicle diagnostics,” stated the letter, signed by leaders of the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Global Automakers and the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association.
Rep. Theodore Speliotis, D-Danvers, House chairman of the committee that considered earlier versions of the bill, said the panel voted 15-0 in a telephone poll Tuesday to support the compromise "
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