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UPDATE: Florida Bill To Abolish Ethanol-In-Gas Rule Clears House; Senate Next

SEMA Action Network, Florida, bill to abolish ethanol-in-gasoline rule
Posted April 19 2013 06:35 AM by Scott Ross 
Filed under: Car Initiative, SCOTT ROSS

Protect Your Passion!

Legislation that does away with Florida's ethanol-in-gasoline rule has cleared the Florida House of Representatives, and is set for state Senate committee action next.

Come on in for more...including addresses to e-mail your support to...

Protect Your Passion!

UPDATE: Florida Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement Approved by House

Legislation (H.B. 4001) to repeal the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the Florida House of Representatives on a 77 – 39 vote. 

Currently, the Florida Renewable Fuels Standard requires that all gasoline sold or offered for sale by a terminal supplier, importer, blender or wholesaler in Florida contain 9-10 percent ethanol, or other alternative fuel, by volume.  The bill will now be sent to two Senate committees for consideration.

Florida State Capitol

Please Contact All Members of the Florida Senate's Environmental Preservation and Conservation and Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committees (List Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 4001

•H.B. 4001 recognizes that ethanol increases water formation which can then corrode metals, plastics and rubber, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.  Current high performance specialty parts, along with pre-model year 2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion. 

•H.B. 4001 recognizes that the life span of vehicles and equipment can be dramatically reduced with the wrong fuel, and that owners could be confronted with breakdowns. Anti-corrosion additives are available for each purchase of gasoline, but can become expensive, burdensome and require consumer education. 

•H.B. 4001 recognizes that while the current ethanol mandate does not apply to fuel used in collector vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles or small engines, there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact all members of the Florida Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation and Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committees to request support for H.B. 4001. 

SEMA Action Network

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SEMA Action Network (SAN), and help defend the hobby!

Thank you for your assistance.

Florida Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee
To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov; abruzzo.joseph.web@flsenate.gov; altman.thad.web@flsenate.gov; bullard.dwight.web@flsenate.gov;
gardiner.andy.web@flsenate.gov; grimsley.denise.web@flsenate.gov; latvala.jack.web@flsenate.gov;
simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov; soto.darren.web@flsenate.gov

Florida Senate Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee
To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
flores.anitere.web@flsenate.gov; garcia.rene.web@flsenate.gov; abruzzo.joseph.web@flsenate.gov; bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov;
evers.greg.web@flsenate.gov; gibson.audrey.web@flsenate.gov; hukill.dorothy.web@flsenate.gov;
simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov; smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov

(Courtesy SEMA Action Network)

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