[KHTS] – Four of Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s, R- Santa Clarita, bills passed unanimously off the Assembly Floor Thursday.
AB 240 will allow recipients of Purple Heart, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Ex-Prisoner of War, Congressional Medal of Honor, Gold Star Family, and Legion of Valor license plates free entrance to all California State Parks every day.
“This bill is an honorable way to thank veterans and their family members for their service and sacrifice by allowing complimentary entry to our state’s incredible park system,” Wilk said.
AB 525 restores fairness to franchise agreements by applying traditional contract law standards, giving franchisees the right to transfer the business, ensuring franchisees can recover the equity when a franchise relationship ends, all while protecting the franchisor’s rights to terminate the worst actors, including those who break laws, cannot make required payments or operate in direct defiance of the contract terms.
“People who invest their life savings to purchase and then dedicate their lives to operating a franchise shouldn’t be subscripted to a life of indentured servitude; it’s a partnership,” Wilk said.
In addition, AB 624 regarding real estate appraisers and AB 1002 relating to court interpreter fees also passed the Assembly Floor.
All four bills head to the Senate Rules Committee where they will be referred.
The 38th Assembly District encompasses Simi Valley, the northern section of the San Fernando Valley and most of the Santa Clarita Valley.