California Assembly Bills 1782 and 2637, which would have improved the regulatory climate for franchises in the state, have been vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown after being passed by an overwhelming majority of the legislature.
SB 610, which would add a statutory duty of good faith and fair dealing to the California Franchise Relationship Act, has been tabled for the year by the bill’s sponsor. It will be available for consideration by the Assembly Committee next year.
The Senate Judiciary Committee of California approved a franchising bill last month. If passed by California’s legislature (the State Assembly and Senate), SB 610 would amend the California Franchise Relations Act (“CFRA”) by imposing a statutory duty of good faith and fair dealing on franchisees and franchisors.