HCS/SS/SCS/SB 657 - This act modifies provisions relating to motor vehicles.
IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES (Sections 302.440 & 302.441) - This act allows any person who is required to have an ignition interlock device installed on such person's vehicle due to committing certain intoxication-related traffic offenses to apply to the court for a variance to drive an employer-owned vehicle without such device. Such exemption shall not apply in certain situations, and such person shall not drive such employer-owned vehicle with certain passengers or for personal use.
This provision is identical to HB 2255 (2016), and is similar to a provision contained in HCS/SS/SCS/SB 663 (2016).
PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK INSURANCE FUND (Sections 319.114 & 414.036) - Under this act, an owner or operator shall not be denied benefits by the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund if their claim arises from a release of motor fuel or a regulated petroleum substance that is incompatible with the motor fuel underground or aboveground storage tank system, except in cases of fraud on the application for coverage.
These provisions are identical to provisions contained in HB 2305 (2016), and are substantially similar to provisions contained in HB 1410 (2016), HCS/HB 1102 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015), and HCS/SB 148 (2015).
PER BARREL MOTOR FUEL INSPECTION FEE (Section 414.082) - Currently, the fee for the inspection of certain motor fuels shall not be less than 1.5 cents per barrel and shall not exceed 2.5 cents per barrel. Under this act, the per barrel fee shall not exceed 4 cents per barrel from 2017 to 2021, and shall not exceed 5 cents per barrel from 2022 and thereafter.
This provision is identical to the perfected SB 884 (2016), and provisions contained in HCS/SB 665 (2016), HCS/HB 2632 (2016), and HCS/SCS/SB 703 (2016). This provision is substantially similar to SCS/SB 520 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015), HCS/SB 500 (2015), and SCS/HB 882 (2015).
MOTOR FUEL LIABILITY (Section 414.255) - Under this act, no refiner, supplier, terminal, wholesaler, distributor, retailer, or other vendor of motor fuel that is blended with ethanol or renewable fuel that complies with motor fuel quality and labeling laws shall be liable for property damages related to a customer's purchase of such motor fuel so long as the selection of motor fuel was made by the customer and not the vendor. No motor fuel that is blended with ethanol shall be considered a defective product for purposes of property damage claims.
Under this act, motor vehicle and internal combustion engine manufacturers and dealers shall not be liable for property damages related to a customer's purchase of motor fuel blended with renewable fuels if the selection and purchase of the motor fuel was made by the customer and does not comply with specific fuel recommendations found in the vehicle or product owner manual.
This act is similar to provisions contained in HB 2305 (2016), HB 1410 (2016), HCS/HB 1102 (2015), HCS/SB 148 (2015), and HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015).