Right-to-repair, antitrust bills fall short

The state Legislature advanced bills in its final days that would have toughened New York’s antitrust laws and given consumers greater power to independently fix their electronics. Both efforts ultimately fell short.

The two bills passed the Senate this week but did not receive a vote in the Assembly by Thursday night, the official end of the legislative session.

The tech legislation is representative of a session in which lawmakers offered several bills aimed at reining in the industry that ultimately won’t reach Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk for a signature.

Advocates for the right-to-repair movement, however, celebrated the fact that the

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