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SB 1076: Franchises


Franchises; Designating the “Protect Florida Small Business Act”; prohibiting a franchisor from terminating or not renewing a franchise 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 death of a person controlling a majority interest in the franchise; requiring a franchisor and a franchisee to deal with each other in good faith; prohibiting waivers through certain contract provisions that would affect a person’s rights to make a claim, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/10/2018 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
12/5/2017 Senate • Filed
12/13/2017 Senate • Referred to Regulated Industries; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 81
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 81
1/25/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 01/30/18, 4:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/30/2018 Senate • Favorable by Regulated Industries; YEAS 5 NAYS 4 -SJ 242
1/31/2018 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 242
2/1/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/06/18, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
2/8/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/13/18, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary