Re: A start
it's simple: This is not a right-to-repair bill, it was hijacked to become a deny-any-repair bill.
Please read the actual version of the law that was passed (A7006B) and not the one linked by TheRegister ( S4104 )
...S4104 is the initially proposed version, before it was nuked by ammendment "B" - yes.. the "B" version is important here.
This new version "B" law is what was actually voted by the Assembly and it excludes practically all electronic devices - they use the language "INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO" when listing appliances (copy pasted text there, my caps lock is not stuck)
And under federal US law an "appliance" can be practically ANY device used in a home.
Laptops? LED TVs? they can be perfectly described as "appliances" because they fit the federal definition of what an "appliance" is:
24 CFR § 3280.802 - Definitions
(i) Appliance means utilization equipment, generally other than industrial, normally built in standardized sizes or types, which is installed or connected as a unit to perform one or more functions [...]