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Minnesota Governor Signs Sweeping Right-to-Repair Bill Into Law

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Minnesota's new right-to-repair law(Opens in a new window) requires electronics manufacturers to provide consumers and independent repair shops with the tools and parts needed to fix broken devices.

Signed into law as part of an omnibus appropriations bill by Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday, the Digital Right to Repair Bill covers products sold on or after July 1, 2021, and requires companies that sell in Minnesota to provide customers or independent repair shops with the tools and parts to fix their devices on “fair and reasonable” terms within 60 days.

Its requirements take effect on July 1, 2024. If companies fail to meet the conditions set out by the law, they can expect to be hit with penalties from the state’s attorney general.

The Digital Right to Repair Bill does not cover video game consoles, medical gear, farm or construction equipment, digital security tools, or cars.

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