H.R. 16239 (93rd): Franchise Act


Aug 1, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 1, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Samuel Young

Representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide for regulation of business franchises, to require a full disclosure of the nature of interests in business franchises, to provide for increased protection of the public interest in the sale of business franchises, and to provide for fair competition in the negotiation of franchise agreements.

Summary (CRS)

8/1/1974--Introduced.Franchise Act - Sets forth the findings of Congress and the definitions of terms used in this Act. States that the Securities and Exchange Commission may, by its rules and ... Read more >

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Aug 1, 1974

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 16239”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)
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H.R. 16590 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 22, 1974

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