SCS/SB 451 - This act requires automotive lubricants to meet ASTM International standards. In the event no ASTM standard exists for certain fuels and petroleum-based products, the Department of Agriculture may promulgate rules that establish standards for such fuel or products provided they are consistent with generally recognized national standards.
The act allows the Department to regulate the posting of prices for fuels, petroleum products, and automotive lubricants.
The act removes the provision that specifies that the penalty for a first violation of the product standards, or the labeling and advertisement requirements for certain fuels and petroleum products shall not exceed a written reprimand.
Dealers, distributors, producers, or compounders of certain oils or fuels must provide a sample of automotive lubricants to the Department immediately upon request.
The act permits the director of the Department, or his or her representative, to have access during normal business hours to all places where automotive lubricants are marketed.
The act prohibits the storing or selling of automotive lubricants in a deceptive manner.
Upon request, the directors of the Departments of Agriculture and Revenue shall have access to shipping records of automotive lubricants as kept by common carriers and marketers of fuels or petroleum products.