Florida Senate - 2014                                    SB 1184
       By Senator Brandes
       22-01050A-14                                          20141184__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to self-service gasoline stations;
    3         amending s. 526.141, F.S.; requiring full-service
    4         gasoline stations offering self-service at a lesser
    5         cost to display an additional decal; requiring the
    6         decal to contain certain information; requiring the
    7         Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to
    8         adopt rules to implement and enforce this requirement;
    9         providing for preemption of local regulations
   10         pertaining to fueling assistance for certain motor
   11         vehicle operators; providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Subsection (5) of section 526.141, Florida
   16  Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         526.141 Self-service gasoline stations; attendants;
   18  regulations.—
   19         (5)(a) Every full-service gasoline station offering self
   20  service at a lesser cost shall require an attendant employed by
   21  the station to dispense gasoline from the self-service portion
   22  of the station to any motor vehicle properly displaying an
   23  exemption parking permit as provided in s. 316.1958 or s.
   24  320.0848 or a license plate issued pursuant to s. 320.084, s.
   25  320.0842, s. 320.0843, or s. 320.0845 when the person to whom
   26  such permit has been issued is the operator of the vehicle and
   27  such service is requested. Such stations shall prominently
   28  display a decal no larger than 8 square inches on the front of
   29  all self-service pumps clearly stating the requirements of this
   30  subsection and the penalties applicable to violations of this
   31  subsection. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
   32  shall enforce this requirement.
   33         (b) By July 1, 2016, a full-service gasoline station
   34  offering self-service at a lesser cost shall prominently
   35  display, in addition to the decal required under paragraph (2),
   36  a decal that is blue, at least 15 square inches in size, and
   37  clearly displays the international symbol of accessibility shown
   38  in s. 320.0842, the telephone number of the station, and the
   39  words “Call for Assistance.” The Department of Agriculture and
   40  Consumer Services shall adopt rules to implement and enforce
   41  this paragraph. This paragraph preempts and supersedes all local
   42  government laws and regulations pertaining to the provision of
   43  fueling assistance to the motor vehicle operators described in
   44  paragraph (a) by self-service gasoline stations.
   45         (c)(b) Violation of paragraph (a) is a misdemeanor of the
   46  second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
   47  775.083.
   48         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.