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