Notwithstanding the momentum that the Alabama Franchisee Association and local franchise owners across the state have generated in support of the Protect Alabama Small Business Act (SB 129/HB 352), the Alabama House has postponed a final vote on the bill that was expected to happen this week. There is still a strong possibility that the proposal, which would restore some semblance of balance to the franchisee – franchisor relationship in Alabama, will be cleared for a final floor vote in the House soon. The bill sailed through the Senate last week by a vote of 26-2 and had received preliminary House approval back in April. We encourage all Alabama subscribers and franchise owners to contact their representatives and urge them to Protect Alabama Small Business with an affirmative vote on this legislation!! To find out how to help this effort, contact Heather Wilson, AFA Executive Director at (256) 682-5782