‘Sec. 1. 10 MRSA c. 208-C is enacted to read:
MAINE SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT PROTECTION ACT
§ 1299. Short title
This chapter may be known and cited as "the Maine Small Business Investment Protection Act."
§ 1299-A. Definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
§ 1299-B. Jurisdiction
A person who violates any provision of this chapter is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this State, upon service of process in accordance with Title 14, chapter 203 and consistent with the maximum limits of due process as decided by the United States Supreme Court.
§ 1299-C. Applicability of chapter
This chapter does not apply to a franchisor or franchisee who is subject to chapter 204, 204-B, 206-B, 208-B, 211-A or 214-A.
§ 1299-D. Reasonableness and good faith
§ 1299-E. Cancellation, termination and nonrenewal
§ 1299-F. Transfer of business
§ 1299-G. Survivorship
§ 1299-H. Public policy
A contract or part of a contract or activity undertaken pursuant to a contract in violation of this chapter is against public policy and is void and unenforceable, including a contract or agreement purporting to vary, waive or disclaim the effects of this chapter on any franchise agreement.
Sec. 2. Application. This Act applies to all contracts and agreements in effect on the effective date of this Act that have no expiration and are continuing contracts and all other contracts and agreements entered into, amended, renewed or extended after the effective date of this Act.’