In 2010, the Maryland General Assembly passed and the Governor signed the following statewide and local bills related to motor-fuel and motor carrier regulation and enforcement, and state business licenses: For more information, visit the Maryland General Assembly’s Web site.
Chapter 720 - House Bill 1032 – Motor Fuel Suppliers - Game of Chance
The general rule is that a supplier may not engage in game of chance at a retail service station, and that under the exception a supplier may participate in a game of chance only if it is sponsored by an entity other than the supplier. This bill amends the exception in Business Regulation Article, § 10-502 by allowing a supplier of motor fuel to sponsor, promote, advertise, or otherwise perform or participate in a game of chance if the retail service station dealer agrees to participate, but a supplier may not require a retail service station to participate in a game of chance. This Act is in effect for 3 years until September 30, 2013, and if no action is taken by the Maryland General Assembly, it will become null and void. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2010
Chapter 114 – Senate Bill 1006 – Chapter 115 – House Bill 1025 – Baltimore City – Sale of Motor Fuel for Dirt Bikes – Prohibition
This bill requires a retail service station dealer in Baltimore City to post a sign stating the provisions of: (1) the Baltimore City Code that prohibit a service station or any other person from selling, transferring, or dispensing motor fuel for delivery into a dirt bike; and (2) the newly added § 21-1128 of the Transportation Article that prohibits a person from dispensing motor fuel into a dirt bike. The Comptroller is required in consultation with the Washington, Maryland, Delaware Service Station and Automotive Repair Association to adopt guidelines for the design of the sign. A civil penalty of $100 may be charged against the retail service station dealer for a second or subsequent offense.
A child’s motor vehicle license may be suspended for violation of this law. In addition, a criminal penalty of up to $1,000 may be imposed or imprisonment of up to 90 days or both. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2010
MOTOR CARRIERS – “IFTA”
No legislation passed related to the motor carrier tax, or IFTA (International Fuel Use Tax Agreement).