Reuse Minnesota is a proud member of the Minnesota Fair Repair coalition. We support the grassroots effort to move digital Right to Repair legislation forward in the state. In 2023, the Minnesota legislature passed one of the most comprehensive Right to Repair bills in the United States. While some unfortunate exemptions were added, the law will now require manufacturers of electronic devices, appliances, and machinery to make the information, parts, and tools necessary for repairs available to individuals and independent repair shops.
Right to Repair supporters
Association of Recycling Managers (ARM)
Land Stewardship Project (LSP)
Minnesota Farmers Union
Minnesota Tech for Success
Partnership on Waste and Energy (PWE)
Solid Waste Administrators Association (SWAA)
The Repair Association (repair.org)
Vibrant Technologies, Inc.
World Data Products, Inc.
About the new law
Breaking: Minnesota’s New Right to Repair Law Will Give the Whole World Repair Manuals (iFixit, May 24, 2023)
Right-to-repair rules are now the law in Minnesota (The Verge, May 24, 2023)
Minnesota lawmakers include right to repair in budget (E-Scrap News, May 24, 2023)
Minnesota's new 'right to repair' law is the broadest one yet (Minnesota Reformer, May 30, 2023)
A right to repair in Minnesota and beyond (NPR, May 31, 2023)
Minnesota's new 'right to repair' law is the most extensive one yet (Fast Company, May 31, 2023)
Ever been stuck trying to fix a phone or appliance? A new 'right to repair' law may help (MPR, June 5, 2023)
Right to repair laws gain steam, gives more options to consumers (Fox Business, June 14, 2023)
Right to Repair 101
Not sure what Right to Repair is? Reuse Minnesota hosted an informational session in January 2023.
Past legislative sessions
A summary of activities can be found here.