91st General Assembly
Summary of HB4718
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Short description: 
MOTOR FUEL STANDARDS-NO MTBE                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Motor Fuel and Petroleum Standards Act. Provides  that      
   the  intent  of  the  General  Assembly  is  not to unconstitutionally      
   restrict legitimate interstate commerce, but to  constitutionally  aid      
   the  federal  government to phase out the use of methyl tertiary butyl      
   ether (MTBE) and to protect Illinois groundwater  resources.  Provides      
   that the public policy of this State is that MTBE must be removed from      
   Illinois  motor  fuel. Defines MTBE. Provides that on or after January      
   1, 2001, motor fuel may be sold or offered for sale only  if  no  MTBE      
   has  been  introduced  on or after January 1, 2001 into the retailer's      
   storage tank from which the motor fuel is dispensed.  Provides that  a      
   violation  does  not  occur if the motor fuel sold or offered for sale      
   contains a trace amount of MTBE that was not intentionally  introduced      
   on  or  after January 1, 2001.  Defines a "trace amount" of MTBE as 2%      
   or less of the motor fuel by volume. Requires every retailer of  motor      
   fuel to display a statement informing the customer that the motor fuel      
   being  sold  does  not contain MTBE. Sets standards for display of the      
   statement. Effective January 1, 2001.                                       
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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