SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 13, March 26, 2015

Hawaii Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Amended and Approved by Senate; Moves to House

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Hawaii Senate approved legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol.

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the Hawaii Senate and sent to the House with a significant amendment. Under the amended bill, the effective date of the repeal would be July 1, 2050. The original date for the repeal was July 1, 2015. This amendment renders the bill almost useless to the thousands of older cars that are currently most negatively affected by ethanol blends. The bill will now be considered by two additional House committees.

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

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