Florida Senate - 2021 CS for CS for SB 856 By the Committees on Community Affairs; and Regulated Industries; and Senator Hutson 578-02922-21 2021856c2 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the express preemption of fuel 3 retailers and related transportation infrastructure; 4 creating s. 377.707, F.S.; defining terms; prohibiting 5 a municipality, county, special district, or political 6 subdivision from taking certain actions to prohibit 7 the siting, development, or redevelopment of fuel 8 retailers and the related transportation 9 infrastructure and from requiring fuel retailers to 10 install or invest in a particular fueling 11 infrastructure; providing construction; providing an 12 effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 377.707, Florida Statutes, is created to 17 read: 18 377.707 Express preemption of fuel retailers and related 19 transportation infrastructure.— 20 (1) As used in this section, the term: 21 (a) “Fuel retailer” means a fuel station or retail 22 establishment that sells fuel to provide power to vehicles. 23 (b) “Related transportation infrastructure” means 24 underground storage tanks, pipelines, or any related equipment 25 that is necessary to dispense fuel at a fuel retailer. 26 (2) A municipality, county, special district, or political 27 subdivision may not do any of the following: 28 (a) Adopt a law, an ordinance, a regulation, a policy, or a 29 resolution that prohibits the siting, development, or 30 redevelopment of a fuel retailer or the related transportation 31 infrastructure that is necessary to provide fuel to a fuel 32 retailer within the entirety of the jurisdictional boundary of 33 the municipality, county, special district, or political 34 subdivision. 35 (b) Adopt or apply a law, an ordinance, a regulation, a 36 policy, or a resolution that results in the de facto prohibition 37 of a fuel retailer or the related transportation infrastructure 38 that is necessary to provide fuel to a fuel retailer within the 39 entirety of the jurisdictional boundary of a municipality, 40 county, special district, or political subdivision. 41 (c) Require a fuel retailer to install or invest in a 42 particular kind of fueling infrastructure, including, but not 43 limited to, electric vehicle charging stations. 44 45 This section does not preempt a municipality, county, special 46 district, or political subdivision from adopting and 47 implementing a law, an ordinance, a regulation, a policy, or a 48 resolution that is not otherwise inconsistent with general law 49 relating to the siting, development, or redevelopment of fuel 50 retailers or related transportation infrastructure necessary for 51 them to provide fuel, if such law, ordinance, regulation, 52 policy, or resolution does not result in a de facto prohibition 53 of fuel retailers or related transportation infrastructure 54 necessary to provide fuel to fuel retailers from being sited, 55 developed, or redeveloped within the entirety of the 56 jurisdictional boundaries of the municipality, county, special 57 district, or political subdivision. 58 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.