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Last year, bills were introduced in several state legislatures but none passed. Lobbyists working on behalf of OEMs have found the bills, arguing they present consumer safety and cybersecurity concerns. But in December, those aligned with the movement got a boost when Consumer Reports released a model right-to-repair bill. And now, the right-to-repair legislation has either been introduced or is currently being drafted in 16 states this year: Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. But while they have been introduced, it’s still too early to know if they’ll gain traction