BOSTON (AP) — Both sides in the so-called Right To Repair debate in Massachusetts are urging voters to skip over the question on the November ballot because of a compromise already passed by the Legislature.
The law which would require car makers to provide independent repair shops with access to their diagnostic systems was approved in July, but too late to remove Question 1 from the ballot.
Representatives of the Right to Repair Coalition and auto manufacturers who initially opposed the legislation held a joint news conference on Thursday to announce a campaign to inform voters that the ballot question is now unnecessary. Neither side, however, explicitly urged voters to vote no on the question, instead recommending they skip over it.
Lawmakers who attended the event Thursday said they would weigh options if the ballot question was approved anyway.
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