BREAKING NEWS: U.S. House Subcommittee Passes REPAIR Act

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact your U.S. House members to request they expand H.R. 906 to protect the Right to Modify:

Overview: The U.S. House Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce passed H.R. 906, the REPAIR Act (Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair). The SEMA-supported REPAIR Act is critical to protecting our ability to choose where our vehicles are serviced and do the work ourselves. The bill can now be considered by the Energy & Commerce Committee. SEMA is advocating for the committee to expand the REPAIR Act to protect our right to modify, and we need your help!

The REPAIR Act is a bipartisan bill that would ensure aftermarket parts businesses have access to the information and tools needed to produce and install parts that are used to maintain the cars, trucks, and SUVs we love. SEMA supports expanding the legislation to protect our right to modify. We are seeking changes to the bill to:

•    Prevent vehicle manufacturers from employing any technological, legal, or cryptographic barriers that impede the ability of an aftermarket parts manufacturer or a vehicle repair facility to produce or install aftermarket parts and software that are custom or modify a vehicle.
•    Amend the bill’s Cybersecurity provision to ensure that motor vehicle owners and their designees have access to cryptographic or technologically protected vehicle-generated data and safety-critical vehicle systems.
•    Amend how the bill defines the term “critical repair information and tools” to include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibrations necessary to return a vehicle to operational specifications.

As automotive technology continues to evolve, automotive enthusiasts and aftermarket businesses need access to the tools and information needed to modify and repair vehicles. SEMA is committed to protecting your right to these basic freedoms, but we need your help NOW!

Don’t wait—ask your U.S. Representative to protect the right to modify and repair vehicles now.