Updated: Feb 10
"Concerning a requirement that a manufacturer of digital electronic equipment facilitate the repair of the equipment by providing persons other than authorized repair providers affiliated with the manufacturer with the resources needed to repair the equipment.
The bill requires a manufacturer to provide parts, embedded software, tools, or documentation, such as diagnostic, maintenance, or repair manuals, diagrams, or similar information, to independent repair providers and owners of the manufacturer's equipment to allow an independent repair provider or owner to conduct diagnostic, maintenance, or repair services. A manufacturer's failure to comply with the requirement is an unfair or deceptive trade practice. Manufacturers need not divulge any trade secrets to independent repair providers and owners".
Check out this article by Kevin O'Reilly discussing the right to repair https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/education/engineering-a-repairable-world
European Union implemented right-to-repair last year