EXEMPT ETHANOL GAS LABELING - H.B. 4657 (H-1): FLOOR ANALYSIS
House Bill 4657 (Substitute H-1 as reported by the Committee of the Whole)
Sponsor: Representative Neal Nitz
House Committee: Agriculture and Resource Management
Senate Committee: Agriculture, Farming and Tourism
The bill would amend the Motor Fuels Quality Act to remove gasoline containing 10% or less of ethanol from the required notice on a gas pump. The bill would take effect October 1, 2003.
Currently, a retail dealer must not transfer, sell, dispense, or offer gasoline for sale in Michigan unless the pump dispensing the gasoline is posted with a notice that indicates the grade of gasoline and the additives in the gasoline that are dispensed from the pump. If the gasoline contains at least 1% alcohol by volume, the notice must state that the gasoline contains the alcohol indicated, such as ethanol or methanol, and its percentage. The bill would exempt gasoline containing 10% or less ethanol from this requirement.
MCL 290.644 - Legislative Analyst: Claire Layman
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
Date Completed: 6-24-03 - Fiscal Analyst: Craig ThielFloor\hb4657 - Bill Analysis @ www.senate.michigan.gov/sfa
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.