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Right to Repair bill awaits Patrick’s signature

The “Right to Repair” question that will be on ballots in Massachusetts in November may be irrelevant after legislators late Tuesday approved a compromise to settle a long-running dispute over whether automakers must provide independent repair shops with computer software codes needed to diagnose complex car problems.

If Governor Deval Patrick signs the bill within the next 10 days, Massachusetts will become the first state to have such regulations. It would also head off what promised to be costly campaigns by both sides leading up to Election Day.

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