SB 837 Modifies what is considered to be a franchise between alcohol wholesalers and suppliers
Sponsor: Dempsey
LR Number: 6000S.02T Fiscal Note available
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 9/12/2012 - No motion to override Governor's veto Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 837 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2012
House Handler: Jones

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 837 - The act modifies the definition of franchise under Missouri franchise law, specifically for agreements between alcohol wholesalers and suppliers so that a franchise may exist even without a license to use a trade name, trademark, or service mark and regardless if there is a community of interest in the marketing of the products. The act states the General Assembly's intention that judicial interpretation of cases involving the definition of franchise should rely on certain state cases as indicated as opposed to a recent federal court decision as specified.

This act is similar to HCS/HB 1841 (2012).