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The new right-to-repair law in California will provide parts for 7 years

In recent years, the trend toward the right to repair has grown immensely. A part of its success can be attributed to the government’s efforts to reduce e-waste. As of now, California has come forward with its right-to-repair act. Reportedly, the new act has been named Senate Bill 244. Such an act will enable users to utilize the services of third-party technicians and repair their electronic devices.

Interestingly, the recent bill received support from tech companies before it was presented to California’s Governor Gavin Newsom. Senate Bill 244’s major goal is to make sure that consumers can continue to easily access repair supplies for a long time, including components, tools, documentation, and software.

Furthermore, the bill mandates that the repair products that are available in a price range of $50 and $99.99 must be available for three years, whereas the products that cost above $100 should be available for a seven-year time period. “As it should be, the age of manufacturers’ repair monopolies is coming to an end. Everyone benefits from accessible, affordable, and widely available repairs, according to Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit.

Taking the appropriate course of action

When it comes to the new bill, California is not the only state to have passed such a law. However, the new act is significant given the fact that California is the most populated state in the United States and acts as the hub of the tech world. Additionally, the fact that Apple supported the legislation in a letter to the bill’s author, Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman, signals a significant advancement in the fight against climate change and e-waste.

One thing to notice here is that the bill will commence next year. It will be followed by future amendments. Notably, the electronic devices sold and manufactured after July 2021 will be affected by this bill. California, New York, and Minnesota will also implement their right-to-repair bills in 2024. New York will apply it in January 2024 and the other two states will roll it out in July 2024.

Brain Curry

Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.

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