Rep. Titone has spearheaded multiple ‘right to repair’ laws in Colorado, including for farm equipment and electric wheelchairs.
DENVER, CO – Representative Brianna Titone, D-Arvada, today participated in an event hosted by the White House about state and federal efforts to strengthen ‘right to repair’ laws. Rep. Titone joined leaders from the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, National Economic Council, Federal Trade Commission, and Environmental Protection Agency.
“From agricultural equipment to mobility devices, right to repair laws are about providing people with the freedom to fix their own property and equipment,” said Rep. Brianna Titone, D-Arvada. “It was an honor to be invited by the White House to speak on some of the first-in-the-nation right to repair laws I’ve spearheaded during my time at the legislature, and I am hopeful my legislation and ideas can be a blueprint for other states. Right to repair saves people money, time, and gets them back to daily life faster, and I am hopeful that national right to repair laws are on the horizon.”
During the 2023 legislative session, Rep. Titone spearheaded HB23-1011, which requires agricultural equipment manufacturers to comply with existing consumer right to repair laws. Specifically, agricultural equipment manufacturers need to provide necessary parts, software, firmware, tools or documentation to independent repair providers and owners at a fair and reasonable price. Colorado is the first and only state in the nation to secure a law for the right to repair agricultural equipment.
In addition to HB23-1011, Representatives Titone and David Ortiz, D-Littleton, passed two trailblazing right to repair laws specifically for wheelchair users last year. These laws require wheelchair manufacturers to provide parts and software to consumers and eliminate the need for prior authorization to repair powered wheelchairs and other complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) s for Medicaid recipients.