Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1524
       By Senator Deutch
       30-00417B-10                                          20101524__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to state purchasing; providing
    3         definitions; requiring state agencies and certain
    4         local governments to purchase hybrid, flex-fuel, or
    5         biodiesel vehicles if such vehicles are available;
    6         requiring the Department of Management Services to
    7         adopt rules establishing criteria for the purchase of
    8         such vehicles; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. (1) As used in this section, the term:
   13         (a) “Hybrid vehicle” means a hybrid vehicle, as defined in
   14  s. 316.0741, Florida Statutes.
   15         (b) “Flex-fuel vehicle” means a vehicle that is designed to
   16  run on gasoline or a blend of up to 85 percent ethanol (E85).
   17         (c) “Biodiesel vehicle” means a vehicle that is designed to
   18  run on mono-alkyl esters of long-chain fatty acids that are
   19  derived from vegetable oils or animal fats and conform to ASTM
   20  D6751 specifications for use in diesel engines. Biodiesel refers
   21  to the pure fuel before blending with diesel fuel. Biodiesel
   22  blends are denoted as “BXX” with “XX,” representing the
   23  percentage of biodiesel contained in the blend. For example,
   24  B100 is pure biodiesel and B20 is a blend of 20 percent
   25  biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel.
   26         (2) Any new motor vehicle purchased after January 1, 2011,
   27  by a state agency, state university, or local government through
   28  any state purchasing plan must be a hybrid, flex-fuel, or
   29  biodiesel vehicle if the type of vehicle being purchased is
   30  available with such propulsion system and otherwise meets the
   31  requirements for the vehicle’s intended use.
   32         (3) The Department of Management Services, by October 1,
   33  2010, shall adopt rules that establish criteria for the purchase
   34  of hybrid, flex-fuel, and biodiesel vehicles.
   35         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.