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Arguments For and Against California's Franchising Abuse Reform Bill

California franchisee attorney Peter Lagarias testifies of the need for AB 2305 to curb franchising abuse
Attorney Lagarias testifies on the need to curb California franchising abuse

SACRAMENTO — Below is an audio recording that Blue MauMau made of the arguments made on April 24 in front of California's Business, Professions and Consumer Protections Committee to ask lawmakers to vote for bill 2305.


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California: Franchisees Receive Most Votes but Not Enough to Win

California State Capitol
California State Capitol (photo: Thomas Hawk)

SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protections Committee members voted on Tuesday on a measure aimed at curbing abusive franchising practices with a surprising four votes in favor, three votes against and two abstentions.

California's AB 2305 Shows How to Get Real Standards in Franchising

California lawmakers need to be aware of how much the Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Act, Assembly Bill 2305, will benefit the state’s consumers. The reason? The legal franchise model as it exists today allows franchisors loopholes to skirt their civic responsibilities. 

Service Station Dealers Support AB 2305

The Service Station Franchisee Association (SSFA) supports California's Assembly Bill 2305, "The Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Act of 2012." According to the association, more than 700 of its members live and own/operate service stations in California.

California Poised to Attract Franchisee Investors

California's proposed legislation known as "The Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Act of 2012," A.B. 2305, seeks to ensure a balanced environment in the franchisor/franchisee relationship.

California Hearing on Fair Franchising on Tuesday, Act Now!

California State Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) recently introduced AB 2305, The Level Playing Field for Small Business Act of 2012. This important piece of legislation helps protect franchisees from unfair business practices and enables them to continue creating jobs, contribute to communities and help grow local economies.

Support California Fair Franchising, Attend the Hearing

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations respectfully requests California franchisees to attend a hearing at the State Capital to support California AB 2305, The Level Playing Field for Small Business Act of 2012.

Assemblyman Huffman on California’s Fair Franchising Bill

State assembly member Jared Huffman of California's 6th assembly district
California assemblyman Jared Huffman

SACRAMENTO —Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) speaks with Blue MauMau about the fair franchising bill he introduced a month ago to the state of California, AB 2305, the Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Act. The bill was introduced to various committees of the assembly on Tuesday.