Director of Public Affairs & Engagement Keith Miller, will lead an informative an AAFD Town Hall focusing on legislative and regulatory issues. This is an important time to discuss what we are actively working on, and how your engagement is needed. Items we plan on discussing are as follows:

Federal Trade Commission

  • Recent Burgerim action, and what it means going forward
  • New franchisee focused complaint form
  • Alvaro Bedoya confirmation process
  • Franchise Rule Review status
  • Petition for a 6(b) study of the franchise industry

United States House of Representatives

  • Introduction of H.R.6551, the Franchisee Freedom Act which gives franchise buyers a private right of action on FTC Franchise Rule Violations
  • Small business Covid relief bills

United States Senate

  • Senator Cortez Masto Report
  • S.1120, the SBA Franchise Transparency Act
  • S.2162, the SBA Loan Default Rate Act
  • Cortez Masto letter to SBA requesting loan forgiveness

California Franchise Bill

  • AB-676, what it does, and status


The AAFD seeks to improve the franchising climate by providing resources to franchise associations, franchisees, franchise owners and prospective Franchise Buyers.