Florida Senate - 2013 CS for SB 902 By the Committee on Agriculture; and Senator Brandes 575-01866-13 2013902c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the sale of liquid fuels; amending 3 s. 526.141, F.S.; requiring self-service stations to 4 display on each pump a decal containing a telephone 5 number to enable certain handicapped persons to seek 6 assistance from the station attendant; requiring the 7 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to 8 provide decals and instructions; providing for 9 enforcement by the department; providing for the 10 adoption of rules; establishing a deadline for 11 compliance; providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 526.141, Florida 16 Statutes, is amended to read: 17 526.141 Self-service gasoline stations; attendants; 18 regulations.— 19 (3) All self-service gasoline stations must
shallhave at 20 least one attendant on duty while the station is open to the 21 public. The attendant on duty shall be mentally and physically 22 capable of performing the functions and assuming the 23 responsibilities prescribed in this subsection. 24 (a) The attendant’s primary function shall be the proper 25 administration, supervision, observation, and control of the 26 dispensing of flammable and combustible liquids used as motor 27 fuels while such liquids are actually being dispensed. It shall28 be the responsibility ofThe attendant shall toprevent the 29 dispensing of flammable and combustible liquids used as motor 30 fuels into portable containers unless such container bears a 31 seal of approval of a nationally recognized testing agency; to 32 control sources of ignition; and immediately to handle 33 accidental spills and fire extinguishers if needed. The34 attendant on duty shall be mentally and physically capable of35 performing the functions and assuming the responsibility36 prescribed in this subsection.37 (b) Such stations shall also display on each pump a decal 38 bearing a telephone number to call the attendant to enable the 39 operator of a motor vehicle that displays an exemption parking 40 permit as provided in s. 316.1958 or s. 320.0848 or a license 41 plate issued pursuant to s. 320.084, s. 320.0842, s. 320.0843, 42 or s. 320.0845 to request service or assistance. The decal must 43 be prominently displayed on the front of each self-service pump 44 and near the inspection decal and must contain a blank space 45 upon which the telephone number can be written. The Department 46 of Agriculture and Consumer Services, when inspecting a station, 47 shall apply the decals to the pumps and provide instructions to 48 the operator for displaying the decals and complying with this 49 paragraph. The department shall enforce this subsection and 50 shall adopt rules to administer this subsection. All self 51 service gasoline stations must comply with this paragraph by 52 July 1, 2015. 53 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.