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Senator Simpson, District 10 — Press Release


February 1, 2013

CONTACT: Rachel Perrin Rogers, 850.487.5018

Sen. Wilton Simpson & Rep. Lake Ray File Natural Gas Vehicle Legislation

Tallahassee, Fla. —

Today, Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) and Rep. Lake Ray (R- Jacksonville), filed Senate Bill 560 and House Bill 579, the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Act.  “The recent natural gas development across the United States has shown there are voluminous reserves of recoverable domestic natural gas.  As a result, it’s become evident that natural gas powered vehicles provide a means to reduce overall cost to businesses and residents, spur the economy, create jobs and reduce air emissions, among other benefits,” said Senator Simpson. “This legislation will jump start the implementation of natural gas motor fuel in Florida and maximize its benefit through the implementation of a progressive tax structure and clearly outlined incentives.”

“Natural gas can play a significant role in Florida’s initiative to increase trade and transportation mobility as a readily available, less costly, domestic, and environmentally friendly motor fuel source.  This clean and domestic fuel will also allow Florida to reduce its dependence on foreign oil,” said Rep. Ray. “Currently, there are 32 natural gas fueling stations in Florida, and a broad coalition of business interests have come together in support of this legislation.” 

Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition members

J.J. Taylor Inc.

Goldring Gulf Distributing

Beer Industry of Florida Inc.

All in One Fuel


Champion Brands

Florida Natural Gas

Cone Distributing



Pensacola Energy

Rush Truck Centers

Florida Public Utilities

Florida City Gas

Trillium CNG

Clean Energy

Infinite Energy

U.S. Sugar

TECO/Peoples Gas



Tampa Truck Center

Okaloosa Gas District

Waste Pro