The Issue

HB 1620 is currently pending before the Pennsylvania Consumer Affairs Committee. This so-called “Fair Franchising” legislation opens up a Pandora’s Box of ambiguity in contract terms that threaten the basic and proven tenets of the franchise business model, which is all about maintaining the brand, and would leave both the franchisee and the franchisor liable for potential litigation down the road.

The result?  More franchisors and franchisees will be fighting lawsuits versus working together to grow their businesses, add jobs and make the U.S. economy stronger.  Meanwhile, consumers would have a less consistent experience at franchise locations.

Read the facts:

  1. Coalition letterFranchise Brands Are Taking A Stand
  2. Fact Sheet: The Realities Surrounding HB 1620
  3. Overview: Auto Dealer Laws vs. Franchise Laws
  4. The Bill: HB 1620