SB 610

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 22, 2013
  • Passed Senate May 28, 2013
  • Passed Assembly Aug 14, 2014
  • Governor

Franchises.

Bill Subjects

Franchises.

Abstract

The California Franchise Relations Act sets forth certain requirements related to the termination, nonrenewal, and transfer of franchises between a franchisor, subfranchisor, and franchisee, as those terms are defined. Existing law provides that any condition purporting to bind any person to waive compliance with the act is contrary to public policy and void. This bill would provide that a condition of a franchise agreement requiring the franchisee to waive the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing is contrary to public policy and void. The bill would prohibit a franchise agreement from restricting the right of a franchisee to join or participate in an association of franchisees to the extent the restriction is prohibited by existing law. The bill would prohibit a franchise agreement from preventing a franchisee from selling or transferring a franchise or a part of the interest of a franchise to another person, except as provided. The bill would prohibit a franchise agreement from giving a franchisee a right to sell, transfer, or assign the franchise, or a right thereunder, without the consent of the franchisor, as provided. The bill would prohibit a franchise agreement from allowing the transferring franchisee to fail to notify the franchisor of the franchisee's decision to sell, transfer, or assign the franchise, as provided. Existing law prohibits a franchisor from terminating a franchise agreement prior to the expiration of its term, except for good cause, as defined, and upon the occurrence of specified events. This bill would prohibit a franchisor from terminating a franchise agreement prior to the expiration of its term unless there is a substantial and material breach on the part of the franchisee of a lawful requirement of the franchise agreement, except as otherwise provided. Existing law requires a franchisor that terminates or fails to renew a franchise, other than in accordance with specified provisions of law, to offer to repurchase from the franchisee the franchisee's resalable current inventory, as specified. This bill would require a franchisor that terminates or fails to allow the sale, transfer, or assignment of a franchise, other than in accordance with specified provisions of law, to, at the election of the franchisee, either reinstate the franchisee and pay specified damages or pay to the franchisee the fair market value of the franchise and franchise assets, as provided.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Nov 30, 2014

Senate

Consideration of Governors veto died on file.

Sep 29, 2014

Senate

In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.

Senate

Vetoed by the Governor.

Aug 28, 2014

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 10 a.m.

Aug 21, 2014

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 23. Noes 9. Page 4732.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 14, 2014

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 41. Noes 28. Page 6050.) Ordered to the Senate.

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Jul 01, 2014

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 30, 2014

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Jun 26, 2014

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 10. Noes 2.) (June 24).

Jun 10, 2014

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B.,P. & C.P.

Jun 24, 2013

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B.,P. & C.P.

Jun 20, 2013

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on B.,P. & C.P. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (June 18).

Jun 10, 2013

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on JUD. and B.,P. & C.P.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on JUD. and B.,P. & C.P.

May 29, 2013

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 28, 2013

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 22. Noes 12. Page 1087.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 13, 2013

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 09, 2013

Senate

Ordered to second reading.

Senate

Read third time and amended.

Apr 18, 2013

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 17, 2013

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 567.) (April 16).

Apr 08, 2013

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Apr 05, 2013

Senate

Set for hearing April 16.

Mar 11, 2013

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Feb 25, 2013

Senate

Read first time.

Feb 24, 2013

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.

Feb 22, 2013

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB610 HTML
02/22/13 - Introduced PDF
04/08/13 - Amended Senate PDF
05/09/13 - Amended Senate PDF
06/24/13 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/10/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/30/14 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/25/14 - Enrolled PDF

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