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 and
    7  upon a 30-day written notice, a franchise relationship with a
    8  refiner who, including through an affiliate or agent, engages in
    9  the sale of motor fuel at any retail outlet in the same county
   10  in which the wholesaler or dealer resells. Termination of the
   11  franchise relationship shall also result in, without limitation,
   12  termination of any restriction on the wholesaler’s or dealer’s
   13  motor fuel sales arising from the franchise relationship.
   14         Section 58. Subsection (10) of section 526.303, Florida
   15  Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         526.303 Definitions.—As used in this act:
   17         (10) “Refiner” means any person engaged in the refining of
   18  crude oil to produce motor fuel, and includes any affiliate of
   19  such person who stores or exchanges motor fuel at a terminal
   20  facility in this state and who sells or transfers motor fuel
   21  through the loading rack at such terminal facility, and includes
   22  an affiliate of such refiner with respect to such affiliate’s
   23  sale of motor fuel.
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   26  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   27         Delete line 5
   28  and insert:
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   33  And the title is amended as follows:
   34         Delete line 22
   35  and insert:
   36         injunctive relief; authorizing a wholesaler or dealer
   37         to terminate a franchise relationship with a certain
   38         refiner subject to certain requirements; providing
   39         that termination of the franchise relationship shall
   40         also result in termination of any restriction on the
   41         wholesaler’s or dealer’s motor fuel sales from the
   42         franchise relationship; amending s. 526.303, F.S.;
   43         redefining the term “refiner”; providing