Florida Senate - 2014                             CS for SB 1184
       By the Committee on Commerce and Tourism; and Senator Brandes
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    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;
   17  regulations.—
   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.
   46         (c)(b) Violation of paragraph (a) is a misdemeanor of the
   47  second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
   48  775.083.
   49         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.