SB 411 Prohibits certain restrictions in motor fuel franchise contracts for certain alternative motor fuels
Sponsor: Clemens
LR Number: 1678S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 2/1/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S184
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 411 - This act specifies that any motor fuel franchise contracts entered into after August 28, 2007, shall not include provisions that: 1) limit a retailer from purchasing or selling alternative motor fuels only from or to the distributor; 2) limit the quantity of alternative motor fuel to be purchased from persons other than the distributor; or 3) directly or indirectly discourage a retailer from purchasing or selling alternative motor fuel from or to persons other than the distributor.

The term "alternative motor fuel" as used in this act refers to E-75, E-85, and biodiesel-blends containing at least 2% biodiesel.

The act does not grant any rights, authority, or obligation to a retailer with regard to the permissible uses of a distributor's premises or facilities.

Any distributor or agent of a distributor who threatens, harasses, coerces, or attempts to coerce a retailer for the purpose of preventing the retailer from buying or selling alternative motor fuel from or to a person other than the distributor, shall be in violation of this act and shall be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 per violation.

ERIKA JAQUES