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HB 4001 — Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act

by Reps. Gaetz, Perry, and others (CS/SB 320 by Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee and Senator Evers)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee (CU)

The bill repeals the statutes comprising the Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act, allowing a terminal supplier, importer, blender, or wholesaler to sell unblended gasoline for any use or purpose, not just those currently listed as exemptions to the act. The repeal of the Florida requirements on sellers of gasoline will leave the federal blending requirements on producers untouched and in effect.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 33-1; House 77-39