One of Florida Petroleum Marketers Association’s top priority is to represent its partners in the state of Florida. Many bills are filled each year during session. Different legislation and regulations can have an impact on our industry and business cost. FPMA prides itself on advocating for legislation that benefits all our partners and includes itself in the legislative processes. Helping the petroleum voice of Florida be heard.
SB 1230: Electric Vehicles (2020):
- Description: Authorizing the Department of Transportation to adopt rules; requiring that certain funds be used for specified purposes relating to the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program, beginning in specified years; requiring the department to establish the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program; providing for the distribution of grants to certain entities to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure; providing grant requirements, etc. APPROPRIATION: $5,000,000
- Update: Indefinitely postponed and died in Infrastructure and Security
SB 1450: Environmental accountability (2020):
- Description: Revising administrative penalties for violations of certain provisions relating to beach and shore construction and activities; revising civil penalties for violations of certain provisions relating to water resources, artesian wells, terminal facilities, discharge contingency plans for vessels, the Pollutant Discharge Prevention and Control Act, regulation of oil and gas resources, the Phosphate Land Reclamation Act, sewage disposal facilities, dumping litter, small quantity generators, and coral reef protection, respectively, etc.
- Update: Substituted by HB 1091, order engrossed, then enrolled as HJ- 1150
HB 609: Environmental Contamination (2020):
- Description: Authorizes use of Inland Protection Trust Fund for activities related to petroleum storage system removal & replacement & certain damages; requires assessment reports & Petroleum Cleanup Participation Program agreements to include cost savings; removes certain requirements for copayments; requires advanced cleanup applications to include certain agreements; requires contractors to submit scopes of work for certain assessments; directs DEP to issue certain purchase orders; specifies strict liability exceptions for certain causes of action.
- Update: Companion bill passed CS/SB 702
HB 943: Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations:
- Description: Defines "master plan for electric vehicle charging stations" or "master plan"; requires DOT, in coordination with Office of Energy within DACS & Florida Clean Cities Coalitions, or other appropriate entities, to develop & adopt by specified date master plan for electric vehicle charging stations on state highway system; specifies goals & objectives of master plan; requires master plan to be updated annually by specified date.
- Updates: Died in State Affairs Committee
Amendment 2 Update
Amendment 2 passed on November 4, 2020. This amendment focused on raising the minimum wage in Florida to $15 an hour. This amendment will begin on September 30th, 2021 by first raising the minimum wage in Florida to $10 an hour then annually increase $1 an hour until it reaches $15 an hour in 2026. More updates are to come on this amendment and FPMA will keep you updated.
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