Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1554
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/16/2015           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Diaz de la Portilla) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (398410) (with directory and
    2  title amendments)
    4         Between lines 12 and 13
    5  insert:
    6         (5) A wholesaler or dealer may terminate, without cause,
    7  upon 30 days’ written notice a franchise relationship with a
    8  refiner who, after the inception of the franchise relationship,
    9  commences the sale of motor fuel, including sales made through
   10  an affiliate or agent, at any retail outlet in the same county
   11  in which the wholesaler or dealer resells. Termination of the
   12  franchise relationship also terminates any restriction on the
   13  wholesaler’s or dealer’s motor fuel sales arising from the
   14  franchise relationship.
   15         Section 58. Subsection (10) of section 526.303, Florida
   16  Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         526.303 Definitions.—As used in this act:
   18         (10) “Refiner” means any person engaged in the refining of
   19  crude oil to produce motor fuel and includes any affiliate of
   20  such person who stores or exchanges motor fuel at a terminal
   21  facility in this state and who sells or transfers motor fuel
   22  through the loading rack at such terminal facility, and includes
   23  an affiliate of such refiner with respect to such affiliate’s
   24  sale of motor fuel.
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   27  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   28         Delete line 5
   29  and insert:
   30         Section 57. Subsections (4) and (5) are added to section
   31  526.304,
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete line 22
   36  and insert:
   37         injunctive relief; authorizing a wholesaler or dealer
   38         to terminate a franchise relationship with certain
   39         refiners subject to specified requirements; providing
   40         that termination of the franchise relationship also
   41         results in termination of any restriction on the
   42         wholesaler’s or dealer’s motor fuel sales from the
   43         franchise relationship; amending s. 526.303, F.S.;
   44         redefining the term “refiner”; providing