Testimony on the auto repair legislation started again in the State House Tuesday, with its opponents arguing the bill could harm the business climate. If the law is passed and signed by Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts would be the first to have a right-to-repair law on the books. Masslive.com reports on the potential pros and cons of the legislation:
Proponents of the bill say it would ensure that independent auto repair companies are able to access critical repair information, enabling them to better serve prospective customers and to compete with dealerships for repair business. Manufacturers counter that the bill deprives them of their intellectual property rights and that the independent manufacturers already have access to the necessary repair information.