25 US states considering Right to Repair laws so far in 2021

Vice’s Motherboard is reporting that half of all US states are now considering some kind of Right to Repair law in 2021 - some focused on agricultural equipment, but most encompassing a wider range of consumer products:

We’ve been here before. It seems like every year, lots of US states consider some form of Right to Repair law, but it’s incredibly rare for any to actually get passed. That’s due in no small part to intense lobbying from tech giants.

Still, here’s hoping at least one gets through this year! :crossed_fingers:

I wonder whether something bigger is likely to happen in the Federal Trade Commission in coming years, with some of Biden’s appointees there. He’s picked some high-level people with an interest in breaking up Big Tech. Wonder if this could extend to Right to Repair too.