Support Nebraska Fair Repair Legislation
Nebraska Legislative Resolution > LR 598 > Formerly LB 1072
What is Right to Repair | Fair Repair Act?
Nebraska state legislation requiring Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to provide free and reasonable access to REPAIR information and tools so citizen-owned devices may be readily fixed at competitive prices.
WHY Fair Repair?
FAIR CONSUMER TREATMENT | SAVE US TIME | SAVE US MONEY | SAVE OUR PLANET
Improve access to timely repair > many “authorized repair providers” are at a great distance from Nebraskans or have deep service backlogs while countless repair needs are on a critical path
Restore competitive pricing > stop OEM price gouging, provide consumer choice
Lengthen life of device > save consumers from unnecessary upgrade or obsolescence purchasing
Deflect electronics waste > e-waste recycling is expensive, often unavailable, and does not recover the environmental costs of production.
Nebraskans deserve the right to choose who repairs their devices, how they are to be repaired, when they are to be repaired, and at what price...in addition to having control over when they will replace the device. We must reduce the total control OEMs maintain over devices consumers own. Nebraska must lead the way.
Abolish Monopolies in Nebraska
Original Equipment Manufactured devices span nearly every industry and/or user type/consumer/citizen in Nebraska. Advanced Medical Technology Association, Apple, Claas, Case IH, Caterpillar, LG, GE, Whirlpool, Nikon, Mercedes, Nissan, All Appliance Retailers to include Nebraska Furniture Mart, Cisco, Cox Communications, Fitbit, HBO (Home Box Office), HP, Inc., IMAX, Intel, John Deere, All automobile makers, L'Oreal, Logitech, Lyft, Marriott international, Mattel, Netflix, Nintendo of America, Pella Corporation, Philips Electronics, Pioneer Electronics, Polaroid, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Qualcomm, QVC ,Schneider Electric ,Samsonite, Sharp Electronics, Sony, Sprint, T-Mobile, Texas Instruments, Uber, Under Armour, United States Postal Service, UPS, Verizon, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Westinghouse and on.
Right to Repair will positively affect nearly every single Nebraska citizen by reducing OEM control over Nebraskan-owned devices.
Nebraskan owned devices affected by monopolies:
Lighting, heating, refrigeration, ventilating, feed mixers, feed management, cell phones, TV, video games, home education, distance learning, major and small appliances, medical and dental devices, thermostatic controls, utility hook-ups, gas generation, wind, solar, irrigation controls, timers, sensors, probes, pumps, storage elevators, conveyors, sensors, forklifts, landlines, networks, internet access, wireless networks, laptops, desktops, tablets, hand-helds, servers, storage devices, printers, backup storage and on….
FAIR REPAIR IS NOT:
Copyright, Warranty, IP Infringement | Modification | Re-engineering | Hazardous | OEM Liable
By passing legislation, Nebraska profits by:
upholding consumer rights > Nebraska Citizens
restoring control over owned devices > Saving Nebraskan's Time and Money
enabling free enterprise > help for Small Business
benefitting the economy > New Businesses and New Jobs
positively impacting the environment > Deflecting e-Waste
pioneering this consumer protection legislation > Nebraska Leads for U.S. Citizens and Businesses