Earlier this week, the Senate Business & Professions Committee gave its approval to AB-525, the California Franchise Relations Act. As we’ve told you in past issues, the bill has been refined further this legislative session to eliminate concerns that Governor Jerry Brown expressed last year when he vetoed the bill at the 11th hour. His concerns were noted and changes made that will hopefully win his assent if the bill again clears all legislative hurdles. It is now pending in California’s Senate Judiciary Committee. Elsewhere on the fair franchising front, we’re delighted that a fair franchising bill has again been formally filed in the Pennsylvania legislature by Representative Peter Dailey (a former Quiznos franchisee), who knows something about the inequities inherent in certain franchise agreements. Pennsylvania House bill 1346 was introduced on June 24 and has been referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs.