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Franchising Practices Reform Act

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A bill to correct inequities in certain franchise practices, to provide franchisors and franchisees with even-handed protection from unfair practices, to provide consumers with the benefits which accrue from a competitive and open-market economy.


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12/18/1975Introduced in House

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12/18/1975Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
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12/18/1975Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Interstate and Foreign Commerce12/18/1975 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/18/1975)

Franchising Practices Reform Act - Requires a franchisor to notify a franchisee at least ninety days in advance of the franchisor's intention to terminate the franchise, and the franchisor's reasons for terminating.

Prohibits a franchisor from cancelling a franchise unless the franchisor has acted in bad faith, or has violated a material requirement of the franchise, or the franchisor is effecting a market area withdrawal. Prohibits a franchisor from failing to renew a franchise except for the reasons stated above, or the franchisor has a legitmate business reason for failing to renew. Makes any franchisor that has violated the requirements of this Act civilly liable to the aggrieved franchisee.