SB 264 Alcoholic beverage control; wine and beer franchise acts.
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Alcoholic beverage control; wine and beer franchise acts. Limits what constitutes "good cause" in the cancellation of a franchise agreement under the Wine Franchise Act and the Beer Franchise Act. The bill provides that good cause shall not exist without a finding of a material deficiency for which the wholesaler is responsible in any case in which good cause is alleged to exist based on circumstances not currently specified in law.

Full text:
01/19/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 962267649  pdf
01/30/96  Senate: Printed as engrossed 962267649-E  pdf
02/20/96  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB264ER)  pdf
02/26/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)  pdf

House amendments
Senate amendments

01/19/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 962267649
01/19/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/24/96  Senate: Assigned to R. & S. S. sub-committee: ABC Laws
01/26/96  Senate: Reported from R. & S. S. w/amendments (15-Y 0-N)
01/29/96  Senate: Const. reading disp. (37-Y 0-N), passed by for the day
01/29/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (37-Y 0-N)
01/30/96  Senate: Read second time
01/30/96  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/30/96  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
01/30/96  Senate: Printed as engrossed 962267649-E
01/31/96  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  Senate: Communicated to House
02/01/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/02/96  House: Read first time
02/02/96  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/09/96  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 3
02/14/96  House: Reported from General Laws (17-Y 0-N)
02/15/96  House: Read second time
02/16/96  House: Read third time
02/16/96  House: Amendment by Mr. Diamonstein agreed to
02/16/96  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/16/96  House: Passed House with amendment (100-Y 0-N)
02/16/96  House: VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/96  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/20/96  Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/96  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/96  House: Emergency clause added
02/20/96  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB264ER)
02/21/96  Senate: Enrolled
02/21/96  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/96  House: Signed by Speaker
02/26/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 3 (effective 2/26/96)
02/26/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)