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New law means right-to-repair electronics for Colorado consumers

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(The Center Square) – A new law will make it cheaper for Colorado consumers to repair electronics, according to the legislation’s supporters.

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law House Bill 24-1121 that adds digital electronic equipment, like phones and computers, to the state’s “right-to-repair” statutes.

According to The Repair Association, right to repair legislation is aimed at “securing] the consumer’s right to choose their equipment’s repair terms, encouraging a competitive local repair and resale market.”

HB 24-1121, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2026, requires manufacturers to allow consumers and repair providers to have access to software and parts for repairs. The law exempts certain digital electronic equipment like electric vehicle chargers, generators, and power tools.

“Protecting our right to repair our own broken equipment will save money, strengthen small businesses, and reduce technology waste,” Polis said in a statement. “Today we are building on our work to protect Coloradans’ right to repair to ensure manufacturers cannot force Coloradans to pay extreme repair costs.”

In recent legislative sessions, Colorado lawmakers have passed right-to-repair laws for farm equipment and powered wheelchairs.

“Cell phones are a part of our daily lives, we should have more choices on how to fix them when they break,” Rep. Brianna Titone, D-Arvada, one of the bill’s prime sponsors, said in a statement. “This new law will give consumers more options to fix their broken electronics, saving them money and time on costly repairs. Right to repair laws, like this one, are important for empowering consumers and keeping e-waste out of our landfills.”

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