Substitute Senate Bill No. 1052

Public Act No. 99-16

An Act Simplifying the Annual Petroleum Product Vendor Registration Process.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 16a-22d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) (1) Any person engaged in the wholesale or retail sale, or both, of petroleum products in this state or any person engaged in the wholesale sale of petroleum products for consumption in this state and who sells at least [five thousand] one million gallons of such products annually or any person engaged in the operation of a petroleum product storage terminal or petroleum product pipeline shall register with the secretary not later than September thirtieth of each year or [within] not later than thirty days of commencing operations in the state by such person, whichever is later.

(2) Any person engaged in the wholesale or retail sale, or both, of petroleum products in this state or any person engaged in the wholesale sale of petroleum products for consumption in this state and who sells at least five thousand but less than one million gallons of such products annually shall register with the secretary, if so requested by the secretary, not more than thirty days after such request. The secretary shall not require such registration more than once in any twelve-month period.

(3) Such registration shall be on a form prescribed or furnished by the secretary and shall require the registrant, subject to the penalty for false statement under section 53a-157b, to provide the following information: [(1)] (A) The name, mailing address and telephone number of the registrant; [(2)] (B) the name, mailing address and telephone number of any company with which the registrant is affiliated, and whether any such affiliated company is engaged in the wholesale or retail sale, or both, or the delivery into or storage of petroleum products in this state or another state, or both; [(3)] (C) whether the registrant engages in wholesale operations, retail operations, or both, or the delivery into or storage of petroleum products and whether the registrant engages in sales to residential customers; [(4)] (D) any other names and places of business used by the registrant to conduct business; and [(5)] (E) any further information which the secretary may request pursuant to this title.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "affiliated" means the existence of one or more of the following relationships between the registrant and any other company: (1) The registrant owns or is owned by, in whole or in part, another company; (2) the registrant has one or more common officers or directors with another company; (3) the registrant owns facilities or equipment in common with another company; (4) the registrant engages in common operations or joint ventures with another company; or (5) the registrant controls the activities of another company, or the activities of the registrant are controlled by another company.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1999.

Approved May 12, 1999

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