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California Senate Committee Passes SB 610 Fair Franchise Act

Good NEWS from California Senate...SB 610 Fair Franchisee Bill passed via a 5 to 2 vote yesterday at Senate Judiciary Committee! It is now headed to the Senate floor for full Senate vote, then back to the Assembly, then hopefully to Jerry Brown this fall for signature.

All of the Democrats supported the bill, the two GOP members voted no.

The bill's author, Senator Hanna Beth Jackson spoke and advocated for us extremely well...all of our franchisee, including Ali Mazarei, Keith Miller, Amin Salkhi, Quizino's franchisees, McDonalds franchisees, political consultant and attorney expert testifiers did great, spoke very well as well. The IFA response (only one speaker) was muted at best. They felt they were going to lose today and they did. 

We are very grateful for our team effort and the victory that resulted. BUT, this is one step and many more are needed before this legislative session concludes and we get signed CA legislation that improves franchise business conditions.

Please continue to send in support letters for both the Assembly Bill AB1141 and SB 610 to your local Assemblyman and senator's office.  We all need to continue to have open conversation with our legislative representatives.

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Southern California-based franchisee Ali Mazarei is the vice president of the Service Stations Franchisee Association, Inc, representing owner-operators who make up BP / ARCO / AMPM / Thrifty sites. There are more than 1,600+ BP ARCO AMPM Thrifty franchised sites across the country. Based on taxable sales revenue generated at a average BP ARCO AMPM store,  the taxable sales generated from two stations are comparable to one Wal-Mart Store. More than 700 SSFA members live and own/operate service stations in California. Our members employ more than 50,000 workers and generate over $ 17.5 billion taxable sales dollars annually in our local community.

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