Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1554
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Comm: UNFAV           .                                
                  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,
   19  upon 30 days’ written notice a franchise relationship with a
   20  refiner who, after the inception of the franchise relationship,
   21  commenced the sale of motor fuel, including sales made through
   22  an affiliate or agent, at any retail outlet in the same county
   23  in which the wholesaler or dealer resells. Termination of the
   24  franchise relationship also terminates any restrictions on the
   25  wholesaler’s or dealer’s motor fuel sales arising from the
   26  franchise relationship.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete line 299
   31  and insert:
   32         345.0014, F.S.; providing applicability; amending s.
   33         526.303, F.S.; redefining the term “refiner”; amending
   34         s. 526.304, F.S.; allowing a wholesaler or dealer to
   35         terminate a franchise relationship with a refiner
   36         under certain circumstances; providing that
   37         termination of the franchise relationship also results
   38         in termination of any restrictions on the wholesaler’s
   39         or dealer’s motor fuel sales arising from the
   40         franchise relationship; providing