The House Consumer Affairs Committee took public testimony this week on H.1620, fair franchising legislation currently pending in the Pennsylvania House.  DDIFO joined the Coalition of Franchisee Associations along with the SuperCuts Franchisee Association in formal testimony before the committee and urged them to pass the proposal, which was filed by the Committee’s Minority Chairman, Representative Peter Daley, a former Quiznos franchise owner.  The proposal provides for many significant improvements in franchise relations, notably creating a specific period for a franchisee to cure a default, requiring good cause in the case of terminations, mandating written notice for non-renewals and prohibiting interference with a franchise owner’s right of association with other franchisees or an independent franchisee association.  We encourage members to write to the committee urging them to pass the legislation.