The Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (H.B. 2820) was re-introduced in the Oklahoma State Legislature by Rep. Daniel Sullivan (R) on Jan. 18. Although the bill introduced last year by Rep. Lucky Lemons (D) did not receive consideration, it was the subject of a favorable interim hearing that was held by the legislature in October. The legislation now has bipartisan support in the state legislature.
Similar to federal legislation, the Oklahoma bill would require car companies to make the same information and tools available to independent repair shops that they make available to their new car dealer franchises.
Oklahoma now joins Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York as states with active right to repair efforts during 2008.