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Colorado Could Become First State With ‘Right to Repair’ Law For Powered Wheelchairs – CBS Denver

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DENVER (CBS4) – Kenny Maestas told Colorado state lawmakers he shouldn’t have to wait two months to get a new battery for his powered wheelchair. If a bill making its way through the legislature passes, he won’t have to anymore.

A bill by Senators Rachel Zenzinger and John Cooke would require powered wheelchair manufacturers to provide the parts, tools, manuals and diagnostics so anyone could make repairs or do maintenance, similar to how it works with cars.

Danny Katz, spokesman at Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified the right to repair powered wheelchairs is even more important than the right to repair vehicles.

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“If we’re allowing people to fix cars that go 70 mph, we should be able to allow people to fix their wheelchairs that go 7 mph,” said…

CBS Denver

2022-04-18 19:08:22

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