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Florida Governor Signs Ethanol Bill

Wednesday, June 12, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Geatz
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Legislation that began in Florida as H.B. 4001 and sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) was signed by Governor Rich Scott (R) on May 31. The new law repeals a five-year old statue requiring all state service stations to sell gasoline containing an established percentage of ethanol. "The law, which fined retailers for not selling gasoline with ethanol blends and requires a minimum percentage of ethanol additives, is one more unneeded mandate that causes harm to many trailered recreational boats. This repeal takes a bad law off the books and should allow distributors to bring more unblended gas accessible to boats. MRAA applauds Rep. Gaetz and Governor Scott for their long quest to repeal this ethanol requirement,” Gruhn said.

Service stations can elect to sell gasoline containing ethanol if they wish, according to Rep Gaetz.

MRAA also thanks Senator Greg Evans (R) for sponsoring the Senate version of the bill.

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