Tuesday Is New Hampshire's Fair Franchising Hearing

We have just been informed that New Hampshire's fair franchising legislation will receive a hearing before the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee next Tuesday, February 4th at 10:15 a.m.

The Small Business Investment Protection Act (HB 1215) was introduced late last year by Representative Patrick Abrami. This bill includes language on the rights of association, renewal, transfer and termination. It will receive significant opposition from organizations.

To help advance this important piece of legislation:

  1. Please forward this message onto other New Hampshire franchisees

  2. Ask that they attend the hearing on Tuesday. If they plan on attending, please forward their name and contact information to me ASAP

  3. Ask your franchisees with businesses in New Hampshire to Click here or go to  http://cfavotes.channeldemocracy.com/connect/write?alert=1158 to write a letter in support of the bill.

If you need further information, please feel free to contact me.


No one heard you

Franchise owner rights bill finds little support

No N.H. franchisees testify in favor at House hearing


New Hampshire

Like Maine and Massachusetts, the bill in New Hampshire damages the equity of franchisees and also puts consumers in NH at risk. Its time for Keith Miller and Jim Coen to begin explaining why they are pushing this type of legislation that damages franchisees and begin to justify the terms they are lobbying for in the bills.

Likely no franchisee went to the hearing in NH in support of the bill because they read the bill. They chose not to accept the snake oil because they recognized that these bills did nothing beneficial for most franchisees and actually put them in financial jeopardy.

Until Coen and Miller begin to do more than making grand statements and begin instead to address in detail each term in the bill and why they think the majority of franchisees will benefit - not with slogans but based on the actual terms contained in these bills, franchisees should not support them or these bills.

Jim Coen has frequently been challenged to debate the terms in these bills and his only response to date is to call people names and then stop posting all together. If the proponents of these bills cant defend the bills, why should franchisees.

So what is the current status of the bill

What ever happened to this bill? There has not been any news on it that I can find?