By Marianne Goodland
Legislative Reporter 

Farm equipment repair bill passes committee; heads to House


February 15, 2023

Farmers don’t have the luxury to wait for their equipment to be fixed, so a bill approved by the House Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources Committee will give them leeway to do their own repairs, or at least take the equipment to an independent repair shop.

House Bill 1011 won a 9-4 party-line vote and is now awaiting review from the full House. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Brianna Titone, D-Arvada, and Ron Weinberg, R-Loveland.

Under the bill, equipment manufacturers would be required to provide parts, software, firmware, tools or documentation to either the owner of...

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