July 24, 1998
To: Service Station Dealers
Senate Bill 605, passed by the 1998 General Assembly, suspends the voluntary allowance uniformity provision for producers, refiners and wholesalers of motor fuel products for a two-year period. The legislation also requires that the Maryland Comptroller's Office conduct a study on the effects of temporary voluntary allowances on pricing practices in the gasoline market between July 1, 1998 and December 31, 1998.
The House Committee on Economic Matters has decided that the WMDA Service Station Association should act as a clearinghouse for dealers to report on the effects of the legislation. Therefore, please provide Roy Littlefield or Harry Murphy at the Association with the particulars of any nonuniform price adjustments or abnormal pricing situations that come to your attention. They will compile the information to send to us.
Roy Littlefield or Harry Murphy
WMDA Service Station and Automotive Repair Association
9420 Annapolis Road, Suite 307
Lanham, MD 20706
FAX: (301) 306-0523
Phone: (301) 577-2875 or (800) 492-0329
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Littlefield or Mr. Murphy at the Service Station Association, or Richard Carey, Director, Motor Fuel Tax Unit, at (410) 974-3131 or toll free at 1-888-784-0142.
Distribution: Retail Service Station Dealers