What a difference a year makes! Just 12 months following his disappointing veto of fair franchising legislation SB610 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new, toned down, franchise bill on Oct. 12th that amends the California Franchise Relationship law in important ways.
Assembly Bill 525 was introduced this year by a bipartisan group of Assembly Members: Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Bill Dodd (D-Napa), and Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). The bill was sponsored and aggressively supported by the Coalition of Franchise Associations (CFA), with support from several franchisee associations and labor unions. Major credit for pushing passage of the bill goes to the CFA and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).