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A new bill would help small repair shops

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RIGHT TO REPAIR

(WSIL) -- Our phones, appliances and machinery is more and more sophisticated.

Now, at least 20 states, including Illinois, are considering a new bill called Right to Repair.

The bill would loosen restrictions on manufacturer's information and parts. That would let local repair shops fix them on their own.

iDoctor in Carterville tells News 3 this bill would be great for their business. They say some cell phone parts are hard to find for their customers.

"If you have a problem with your car, you can take it to any mechanic, you know? Because they're hundreds of mechanics in your town. But if you have a problem with your phone, there's limited options because not everybody can drive to a big city to get an official replacement. It's nice to have a third-party organization close by when you need them," said owner Ryan Stokes.

This bill could also expand to agricultural and life-saving medical devices like ventilators.

Maya Skinner

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