SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 14, April 4, 2013

Florida Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff 

Legislation to repeal the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the House Regulatory Affairs Committee and has been sent to the floor of the Florida House of Representatives for a vote by all members. Currently, the Florida Renewable Fuels Standard requires that all gasoline sold or offered for sale by a terminal supplier, importer, blender or wholesaler in Florida contain 9–10% ethanol, or other alternative fuel, by volume. The bill recognizes that while the current ethanol mandate does not apply to fuel used in collector vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles or small engines, there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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