SB 458 - The act maintains the prohibition on selling motor fuel below cost but removes language that requires a certain intent of such marketing in order for a violation to occur.
In any alleged violation of the Missouri Motor Fuel Marketing Act, the burden of proof is on the alleged violator to show justification, otherwise a court shall award judgement to the plaintiff.
The act gives the Attorney General similar investigatory and enforcement authority over the provisions of the Missouri Motor Fuel Marketing Act as the Attorney General has over merchandising practices.
The provisions of the Missouri Motor Fuel Marketing Act apply to motor fuel sales only, not to overall company operations or profitability.
This act is similar to SB 1188 (2006).