Chapter 19.100 RCW

FRANCHISE INVESTMENT PROTECTION

Sections
Definitions.
Unlawful in certain instances to sell or offer to sell franchise if unregistered or not exempt.
Exemptions from registration requirements.
Application for registrationContentsFiling.
Escrow or impoundment of franchise fees as registration conditionRules or ordersProcedure to rescind.
Registration statementEffective, when.
RegistrationClaim of exemption filingDurationRenewalSupplemental report.
Unlawful actsSale of franchiseTerms of franchise agreement.
Filings, registration, or finding of directorConstruction.
AdvertisementsCopy to be filed.
AdvertisementsFalse or misleadingNoticeProcedure.
Registration statementStop orderGrounds.
Registration statementStop orderNoticeHearingModification or vacation of order.
Registration of franchise brokers required.
Records and accountsReports.
Application of chapterJurisdictionService of processConsent.
Violations.
Relation between franchisor and franchiseeRights and prohibitions.
Terms and conditions from negotiations initiated by franchisee.
Unfair or deceptive actsSuits for damagesViolations of other acts, use in evidence.
Pendency of other proceedings tolls limitation of action.
ViolationsInjunctionsAssurance of discontinuanceCivil and criminal penaltiesChapter nonexclusive.
Exceptions or exemptionsBurden of proofWaivers of compliance voidSettlement release or waiverChapter as fundamental policy.
Referral of evidence to attorney general or prosecuting attorney.
Fees.
Investigations by director.
Subpoena authorityApplicationContentsNoticeFees.
Investigatory powersProceedings for contempt.
Cease and desist orders.
Powers of director as to rules, forms, orders and defining termsInterpretive opinions.
Denial, suspension, or revocation of franchise broker by director.
Denial, suspension, or revocation of exemption by director.
Applicability of administrative procedure act.
Administrator of securities.
Chapter applicable to existing and future franchises and contracts.
Chapter cumulative and nonexclusive.
Effective date1971 ex.s. c 252.
Short title.
NOTES:
Reviser's note: Powers, duties, and functions of the department of licensing relating to franchises were transferred to the department of financial institutions by 1993 c 472, effective October 1, 1993. See RCW 43.320.011.
Business opportunity fraud act: Chapter 19.110 RCW.