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California Governor Vetoes Fair Franchising Legislation SB610

It is with disappointment and frustration that I report that California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, has vetoed legislation that would have protected franchisee equity and guaranteed the right of franchise owners to be treated with good faith by their franchisors. Governor Brown disappointed and turned his back on thousands of franchised businesses with his veto of...

The AAFD Sponsored California Fair Franchising Legislation (CA SB-610) has just passed the California Senate

August 21, 2104 Sacramento CA. Stop the Presses!!! The AAFD Sponsored California Fair Franchising Legislation (CA SB-610) authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) has just passed the California Senate by a lopsided vote of 23-9!  Having passed the California Assembly on August 14, the bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. SB610 guarantees...

Calling California Franchisees: Fair Franchising Legislation SB-610 Capitol Visits, Tuesday August 5

From Keith Miller, Chairman of the Coalition of Franchise Associations (CFA) And endorsed by AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin Dear California Franchisee or Franchisee Leader, As I told you a few days ago, we are planning visits at the Capitol to support Senate Bill 610 on Tuesday, August 5th. We will meet by 9:00AM at the offices of Pane and Pane. The address is:...

CA SB-610 – Don’t Let the IFA Lie to Your Legislators

Dear California Franchisees, The fight to pass Senate Bill 610 is on.  The International Franchise Association has come out in full force against this bill, and is spreading false statements and using scare tactics to try to defeat the bill.  Don’t let them lie to your legislators!  It’s your job to understand the bill, and contact your Assembly...

California Fair Franchising Legislation Approved by Assembly Judiciary Committee

June, 18, 2013. The AAFD just received word that California Senate Bill 610 has been approved by the CA Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 7 – 2 in favor of moving the bill forward. This is another big step for the bill which still faces a few hurdles to passage into law.  On July 2nd, the bill will go before the Assembly Committee on Business...

California Bar Proposes Regulatory Amendments Regarding Negotiated Franchise Agreements.

The AAFD Has Endorsed the State Bar’s Recommendations. April, 2013. The California State Bar, on the recommendation of the Franchise Law Subcommittee, has recommended that the California Department of Corporations amend its regulations to make it easier for franchisors to negotiate the terms of franchise agreements in California. Unlike the Federal Trade...

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