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AB-1048 Petroleum products: fuel terminals: biodiesel.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1048


Introduced by Assembly Member Gray

February 22, 2013


An act to add Section 13452 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to petroleum products.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1048, as introduced, Gray. Petroleum products: fuel terminals: biodiesel.
Existing law requires the Department of Food and Agriculture to establish specifications for compression-ignition engine fuel, kerosene, and fuel oil and prohibits sales of those regulated petroleum products unless labeled, as specified.
This bill would prohibit a fuel terminal, as defined, from selling diesel fuel combined with biodiesel unless the specific amount of biodiesel blended with the diesel, either by percent or by actual gallons, is disclosed on the fuel invoice or product transfer document, as specified. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 13452 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

13452.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “fuel terminal” means a storage and distribution facility not open to the public that is used primarily for wholesale marketing of petroleum products and oxygenates with a minimum storage capacity of 50,000 barrels.
(b) A fuel terminal shall not sell diesel fuel combined with biodiesel unless the specific amount of biodiesel blended with the diesel, either by percent or by actual gallons, is disclosed on the fuel invoice or product transfer document. If percent of fuel is selected as the disclosure, percent shall be calculated to the one-tenth of one percent.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.