CHAPTER 39

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 55

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SECURITY FOR FRANCHISED DISTRIBUTORS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 6, Chapter 25, Subchapter V of the Delaware Code to add a new section by making insertions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strikethrough as follows:

§ 2554. Franchisee worker classification.

Individuals or entities who are parties to a franchise agreement as set out by the Federal Trade Commission shall not be deemed employees for purposes of Chapter 11 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code.

§ 2554 2555. Notice required to terminate or elect not to renew a franchise.

Notwithstanding any provision in a franchise agreement which provides otherwise, any termination of a franchise or election not to renew a franchise must be made on at least 90 days notice.

§ 2555 2556. Application.

This law shall apply to franchises in existence on July 8, 1970 and the renewal of such franchises, as well as franchises subsequently executed.

§ 2556 2557. Short title.

This chapter may be cited as the Delaware Franchise Security Law.

Approved June 06, 2013