Committee approves bill jeopardizing intellectual property

This week a Missouri House committee voted out a so-called “right to repair” bill with the intention of helping farmers repair their equipment — but in reality, the bill would force private companies to divulge proprietary technology and information.

The Missouri Chamber is opposing House Bill 2402. This legislation would put agricultural equipment manufacturers and dealers in a difficult position by threatening their security, intellectual property and warranty agreements — and opening them up to undue liability.