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CS/SB 750: Franchises

GENERAL BILL by Regulated Industries ; Latvala ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Lee ; Perry

Franchises; Creating the "Protect Florida Small Business Act"; prohibiting a franchisor from terminating or not renewing a franchise except under certain circumstances; prohibiting a franchisor from denying certain persons the opportunity to participate in the ownership of a franchise for a specified period after the death of the franchisee or the person controlling a majority interest; providing that a franchisee must have the opportunity to monetize certain equity from the franchise business under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Regulated Industries (RI)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/7/2017 Senate • Filed
2/16/2017 Senate • Referred to Regulated Industries; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 93
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 93
3/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 04/04/17, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/4/2017 Senate • CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 7 NAYS 2 -SJ 319
4/6/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 319
• CS by Regulated Industries read 1st time -SJ 324
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary