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FRANCHISES

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Acceptance of offer to sell or purchase, communication, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.19

Accounting and bookkeeping, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.10

Administration of law, Commerce Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.22

Advertisements, public offering statements, Minn. Rules 2860.3200, 2860.4100

Advertising

False or misleading advertisements, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.09

Filing of advertisement with Commerce Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.09

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.09

Prohibited practices, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.13

Television advertising, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.19

Amendments, see Registration under this topic

Annual reports

Filing requirements, Minn. Rules 2860.2500

Forms, Minn. Rules 2860.1300, 2860.1700

Verification, Minn. Rules 2860.1700

Appraisals, opinions, and reports, acceptance by Commerce Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.11

Appraisers, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.11

Assignment, transfer or sale, withholding consent, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.14

Audits and examinations, see Financial statements under this topic

Beer wholesalers, see Agreements with brewers under WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS

Bus or streetcar benches or shelters, Minn. Statutes 2019 160.27

Cable communications systems, Minn. Statutes 2019 238.02 to 2019 238.16, 2019 238.43

Cancellation, Minn. Rules 2860.4400

Cities, see Franchises under CITIES

Civil liability, damages, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.17

Commerce Department, rulemaking authority, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.18

Common carriers, Minn. Statutes 2019 160.27

Contracts

Public offering statements, inclusion in, Minn. Rules 2860.3500

Requirements, generally, Minn. Rules 2860.4400

Unfair and inequitable practices, Minn. Rules 2860.4400

Copies, charges for, Minn. Rules 2860.0500

Declaratory judgment, local governments as parties, Minn. Statutes 2019 555.11

Definitions

Cable communications systems, Minn. Statutes 2019 238.02

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 45.011, 2019 80C.01

Definitions

Generally, Minn. Rules 2860.0100

Good cause, Minn. Rules 2860.4400

Material change, Minn. Rules 2860.2400

Material event, Minn. Rules 2860.2400

Payment of fee, Minn. Rules 2860.2500

State contracts, Minn. Rules 1230.0150

District heating systems, municipal franchises, Minn. Statutes 2019 465.74

Documents, charges for copies, Minn. Rules 2860.0500

Documents, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.22

Duluth Transit Authority, acquiring, Minn. Statutes 2019 458A.25

Evidence, certified copies, admissibility, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.22

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.12

Failure to renew, unfair practices, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.14

False, fraudulent, and deceptive practices, Minn. Rules 2860.4500

Fees, payment, defined, Minn. Rules 2860.2500

Financial statements

Audits and examinations, Minn. Rules 2860.1400, 2860.1500

Consolidated financial statements, Minn. Rules 2860.1600

Filing requirements, Minn. Rules 2860.2500

Out of date financial statements, Minn. Rules 2860.1400

Public offering statements, inclusion in, Minn. Rules 2860.3500

Fines, violations, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.16

Forms

Application for registration, annual report, or amendment to registration, Minn. Rules 2860.9910

Consent to service of process, Minn. Rules 2860.9930

Verification, Minn. Rules 2860.1700, 2860.9920

Franchisees, Minn. Rules 2860.1800

Franchisors

Financial statements

Consolidated financial statements, Minn. Rules 2860.1600

Impoundments, duties, Minn. Rules 2860.1800

Purchase receipts, duties, Minn. Rules 2860.1800

Registration, duties, Minn. Rules 2860.1100

Public offering statements, disclosures, Minn. Rules 2860.3500

Gas stations, Minn. Rules 2860.5100 to 2860.5600

Hardware franchises

Application of rules, exception, Minn. Rules 2860.7200

Estimation and projection statements, Minn. Rules 2860.7300

Public offering statements, Minn. Rules 2860.7200

Special classification, Minn. Rules 2860.7100

Heat and heating, heating systems, fourth class cities, Minn. Statutes 2019 451.04

Initial unfinanced investments over 200,000 dollars

Application of rules, exception, Minn. Rules 2860.8200

Financial statements, Minn. Rules 2860.8300

Registration requirements, Minn. Rules 2860.8300

Interpretation of rules

Commerce Department, interpretive opinions, Minn. Rules 2860.0300

Exemptions, Minn. Rules 2860.0200

Investigations, Commerce Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.11

Manufactured home sales, licensees, Minn. Statutes 2019 327B.04

Motor vehicle franchises, see MOTOR VEHICLE FRANCHISES

Motor vehicle fuel franchises, see MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL FRANCHISES

Motor vehicle fuel franchises, Minn. Rules 2860.5100 to 2860.5600

Municipal gas agencies, Minn. Statutes 2019 453A.05

Municipal power agencies, Minn. Statutes 2019 453.54, 2019 453.55

Nonresidents, service of process, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.20

Opinions, fee, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.18

Public offering statements

Advertisements, Minn. Rules 2860.3200, 2860.4100

Alternative applications, Minn. Rules 2860.3800

Disclosures, Minn. Rules 2860.3500

Filing requirements, Minn. Rules 2860.3100

Hardware franchises, Minn. Rules 2860.7100 to 2860.7300

Publishing requirements

Content, Minn. Rules 2860.3500

Document format, Minn. Rules 2860.3400

Last page, Minn. Rules 2860.3600

Outside front cover, Minn. Rules 2860.3300

Revised public offering statements

Alterations, indication of, Minn. Rules 2860.2300

Material change, defined, Minn. Rules 2860.2400

Material event, defined, Minn. Rules 2860.2400

When required, Minn. Rules 2860.2100

Subfranchisor sales, Minn. Rules 2860.3700

Public service corporations, see Franchises under PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONS

Public utilities

Agreements, conflict of interest, Minn. Statutes 2019 471.88

Exemption from franchise law, Minn. Statutes 2019 216B.36

Railroads, Minn. Statutes 2019 270.80, 2019 272.24

Records and record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.10

Registration

Amendment, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.07

Annual reports, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.08

Applications, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.04, 2019 80C.05

Cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.08

Certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.22

Commerce Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.06, 2019 80C.07, 2019 80C.22

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.01

Denial, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.12, 2019 80C.22

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.03

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.04

Provisions, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.05

Public offering statements, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.04, 2019 80C.06

Requirement, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.02

Revocation, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.12, 2019 80C.22

Suspension, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.12, 2019 80C.22

Termination or cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.08

Registration

Amendments

Applications for, Minn. Rules 2860.2200

Forms, Minn. Rules 2860.1300

When required, Minn. Rules 2860.2100

Applications

Amended registrations, Minn. Rules 2860.2200

Content, generally, Minn. Rules 2860.1200

Denial, Minn. Rules 2860.1200

Forms, Minn. Rules 2860.1300, 2860.1700

Verification, Minn. Rules 2860.1700

Extension, Minn. Rules 2860.1100

Financial statements, see same under this topic

Impoundments, Minn. Rules 2860.1800, 2860.1900

Initial unfinanced investment over 200,000 dollars, Minn. Rules 2860.8300

Renewal, Minn. Rules 2860.1100

Requirements, generally, Minn. Rules 2860.1100

Separate registrations, when required, Minn. Rules 2860.1100

Renewal of franchise, failure to renew, unfair practices, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.14

Reports about, Commerce Department, publication, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.22

Sale

Communication of acceptance, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.19

Real estate licensure, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2019 82.56

Sales

Advertisements

Filing requirements, Minn. Rules 2860.4200

Standards, Minn. Rules 2860.4100

False, fraudulent, and deceptive practices, Minn. Rules 2860.4500

Prohibited practices, Minn. Rules 2860.4300

Service of process on

Commerce Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.20, 2019 80C.22

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.20

Service of process, consent for

Forms, Minn. Rules 2860.9930

Generally, Minn. Rules 2860.0400

Service stations, Minn. Rules 2860.5100 to 2860.5600

Sign franchise program, Minn. Statutes 2019 160.80

Special classifications

Hardware franchises, Minn. Rules 2860.7100

Initial unfinanced investments over 200,000 dollars, Minn. Rules 2860.8100

Motor vehicle fuel franchises, Minn. Rules 2860.5100

State contracts, preferences, eligibility, exclusion, Minn. Rules 1230.1600

Statutes of limitations, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.17

Subfranchisors, Minn. Rules 2860.1800, 2860.3700

Telephone companies, valuation for ratemaking purposes, Minn. Statutes 2019 237.21

Termination or cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.14

Termination, Minn. Rules 2860.4400

Transfers, withholding consent unfair, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.14

Unfair and inequitable practices, acts constituting, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.14

Unfair and inequitable practices, Minn. Rules 2860.4400

Utility franchises, cities, see Franchises under CITIES

Violations and penalties

Civil liability, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.17

Enforcement, remedies, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.16

Fines, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.16

Remedies, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.16

Restraint of trade, forfeiture of franchise, Minn. Statutes 2019 325D.60

Waivers void, Minn. Statutes 2019 80C.21