Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1554
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/16/2015           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Diaz de la Portilla) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 2743 and 2744
    4  insert:
    5         Section 57. Subsection (10) of section 526.303, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         526.303 Definitions.—As used in this act:
    8         (10) “Refiner” means any person engaged in the refining of
    9  crude oil to produce motor fuel, and includes any affiliate of
   10  such person who stores or exchanges motor fuel at a terminal
   11  facility in this state and who sells or transfers motor fuel
   12  through the loading rack at such terminal facility, and includes
   13  an affiliate of such refiner with respect to such affiliate’s
   14  sale of motor fuel.
   15         Section 58. Subsection (4) is added to section 526.304,
   16  Florida Statutes, to read:
   17         526.304 Predatory practices unlawful; exceptions.—
   18         (4) A wholesaler or dealer may terminate, without cause and
   19  upon a 30-day written notice, a franchise relationship with a
   20  refiner who, including through an affiliate or agent, engages in
   21  the sale of motor fuel at any retail outlet in the same county
   22  in which the wholesaler or dealer resells. Termination of the
   23  franchise relationship shall also result in, without limitation,
   24  termination of any restriction on the wholesaler’s or dealer’s
   25  motor fuel sales arising from the franchise relationship.
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete line 299
   30  and insert:
   31         345.0014, F.S.; providing applicability; amending s.
   32         526.303, F.S.; redefining the term “refiner”; amending
   33         s. 526.304, F.S.; authorizing a wholesaler or dealer
   34         to terminate a franchise relationship with a certain
   35         refiner subject to certain requirements; providing
   36         that termination of the franchise relationship shall
   37         also result in termination of any restriction on the
   38         wholesaler’s or dealer’s motor fuel sales arising from
   39         the franchise relationship; providing