Washington Franchise Investment Protection Act - Amendment
You should update your Receipt page and internal franchise sales compliance procedures to eliminate Washington as a state with a different disclosure time period than that required under the FTC Rule. For transactions involving Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, you should continue to comply with both the 14 calendar day period and the 10 business day period, whichever is longer, and for transactions involving Iowa, New York, and Rhode Island, you should comply with the earlier first personal meeting disclosure trigger.
Note that Washington has added the FTC Rule requirement that the franchise documents must be provided in final signature form at least seven days before signing if they contain any unilateral, material changes by the franchisor (i.e., changes other than non-substantive fill-in-the blank provisions), and also, like the FTC Rule, expressly exempt changes that arise out of franchisee initiated negotiations. The document disclosure requirement will remain if the transaction is exempt under the FTC Rule but not under Washington law.