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California Governor Vetoes Fair Franchising Legislation SB610

By Published On: September 30th, 2014

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 fair franchising legislation. But in the process an impressive coalition of franchisee associations was awakened and mobilized to pass four legislative committees, the state Assembly and the California Senate (twice). The pursuit to protect franchisee rights and business equity ownership has now gained a voice and we will be back.

The AAFD has been proud to sponsor SB610, and we extend our deep appreciation to California Senator Hannah Beth Jackson for authorizing this legislation and championing franchisee rights.

Many great causes start with a small, but growing voice. And the voice of franchisees is growing. We thank all of our members for their support, and your continued support.

Our cause is just – fairness in franchising is our goal. If you haven’t read the AAFD Franchisee Bill of Rights recently, click this link and review them now. If you support the Franchisee Bill of Rights use the form linked from the Bill of Rights page to the let us hear from you.

Robert L. Purvin, Jr.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
American Association of Franchisees & Dealers

To view Governor Brown’s Veto message to the California Senate, click here.

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Written by : Robert L. Purvin

Robert Purvin is the Chairman and CEO of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, a national non-profit trade association that is dedicated to supporting and protecting the rights of franchise owners. The AAFD's mission is to define, identify and promote Total Quality Franchising practices, and the AAFD supports is mission by: Promoting strong and effective independent franchisee associations as affiliated chapters of the AAFD. The development of the AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards, the most comprehenisve body of negotiated principles of recommended franchise practices in existence. The advocacy of fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships that respect the legitimate business interests of both franchisors and franchisees for the good of the franchise relationship. The education of franchisees and prospective franchisees by the development and publication of the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards and the promotion of the AAFD Franchisee Bill of Rights.