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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XV REGULATION OF TRADE
  • CHAPTER 93J-2 MASSACHUSETTS RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT
  • Section 1 Definitions

[ Text of section effective until November 26, 2013. Repealed by 2013, 165, Sec. 2.]

  Section 1. As used in this chapter, the following words shall, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning, have the following meanings:

  "Authorized repair facility'', a person or business operating in the commonwealth that is affiliated, by contract or otherwise, with an authorized dealer or motor vehicle manufacturer and is engaged in the diagnosis, service, maintenance or repair of motor vehicles or motor vehicle engines.

  "Dealer'', a person or business authorized by a manufacturer to lease or sell the manufacturer's new motor vehicles at retail; provided, however, that the dealer is also engaged in the diagnosis, service, maintenance or repair of motor vehicles or motor vehicle engines.

  "Immobilizer system'', an electronic device equipped on a vehicle for the sole purpose of preventing the theft of that vehicle by preventing a vehicle from being started unless the correct key code is present.

  "Independent repair facility'', a person or business operating in the commonwealth engaged in the diagnosis, service, maintenance or repair of motor vehicles or motor vehicle engines and that is not affiliated with a manufacturer or a dealer.

  "Manufacturer'', any person or business engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling new motor vehicles.

  "Owner'', a person or business who owns, leases or otherwise has the legal right to use and possess a motor vehicle or the agent of that person.

  "Trade secret'', anything tangible or intangible or electronically kept or stored, which constitutes, represents, evidences or records a secret scientific, technical, merchandising, production or management information, design, process, procedure, formula, invention or improvement.