Senator Jack Latvala, who is the chief sponsor of Senate bill 750 to address the imbalance in the franchisee-franchisor relationship in Florida, is the sitting Chairman of the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee. In addition, Senator Latvala enjoys a seat on the powerful Senate Rules Committee, so he knows a bit about writing and moving legislation through the process.  That apparently didn’t stop our friends at the International Franchise Association from insulting the 4-term state senator. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions from this article on the back and forth. Premier franchise industry website, Blue MauMau carried the story of the bill clearing its first hurdle, the Senate Regulated Industries Committee.