The following regulatory motor fuel bills were passed in the General Assembly during the 2009 legislative session:
Chapter 364 - Senate Bill 92 – Motor Carriers – Identification Markers – Forged Documents – Criminal Penalties
This bill makes the possession, use, sale, or manufacture of a falsified IFTA license or decal a misdemeanor subject to one year imprisonment or a $1,000 fine or both. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009.
Chapter 377 – House Bill 163 – Motor Fuel – Dyed Diesel Fuel – Violations
This bill identifies and clarifies who may be charged with a violation of the dyed diesel fuel law. In some instances, the owner, with or without the knowledge of the operator, knows the vehicle is being driven with dyed diesel fuel. Currently, only the operator may be charged, but not the owner, who is the guilty party. This bill permits the owner or wrongdoer to be charged with a violation. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009.
Chapter 61 - Senate Bill 392 (Chapter 62 -House Bill 377) – Business Regulation – Registration of Retail Service Station Dealers and Sale of Gasoline Products
This bill eliminates the expiration date of the conditional prohibition against the Comptroller on the issuance of a certificate of registration to a retail service station dealer who markets motor fuel through a retail service station that has been altered, enlarged, or structurally modified. Also, the bill repeals the provision of law that requires a producer, refiner, or wholesaler of motor fuel after a certain date to extend voluntary allowances uniformly to all retail service station dealers that they supply. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009.