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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing for an investigation and study by the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation regarding the implementation of Chapter 165 of the Acts of 2013 (Right to Repair Act).

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3763        FILED ON: 1/30/2017

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By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry, John J. Lawn, Jr. and Jose F. Tosado that the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development be authorized to investigate whether motor vehicle manufacturers are complying with certain provision of the automotive "Right-to-Repair Act", so called.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act providing for an investigation and study by the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation regarding the implementation of Chapter 165 of the Acts of 2013 (Right to Repair Act).

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Section 1.  Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, the office of consumer affairs and business regulation within the executive office of housing and economic development is hereby directed to investigate and study whether domestic and foreign motor vehicle manufacturers including, but not limited to, BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche Cars North America, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America, Volvo Car USA, Aston Martin, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu,  KIA, Maserati, McLaren, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, and Toyota are in compliance with the provisions mandated in chapter 165 of the acts of two thousand and thirteen.  The office of consumer affairs and business regulation shall specifically address compliance by car manufacturers pertaining to provisions pursuant to section 2 of chapter 165.  The office of consumer affairs and business regulation in carrying out its review may consult with the following entities:  Auto Care Association, Coalition of Auto Repair Equality, automobile consumers, independent auto repairers and the mass state auto dealers association.  The office of consumer affairs and business regulation shall submit a report of its findings to the clerk of the house of representatives and to the clerk of the senate on or before August first two thousand and seventeen.