OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5907

AN ACT REQUIRING THE DISPLAY OF DIESEL FUEL CETANE NUMBERS ON FUEL PUMPS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires anyone selling diesel to publicly display and maintain the minimum cetane number on each diesel pump or other dispensing device intended as fuel for motor boats or vehicles. Presumably, the bill requires the seller to display and maintain this information on a sign. (The cetane number is similar to the octane rating of gasoline and measures diesel combustion quality.) Violators are fined between $50 and $250.

By law, anyone selling, to the public, gasoline or other products intended as a fuel for aircraft, motor boats, or motor vehicles must publically display and maintain a sign on each pump or other dispensing device that informs the public of the per-gallon price.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2014

RELATED BILL

The General Law Committee favorably reported SB 439, which prohibits gasoline sellers from using unreadable pumps.

COMMITTEE ACTION

General Law Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

18

Nay

0

(03/12/2013)