P&CMA LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT — CALLS NEEDED TO SENATE AG COMMITTEE TODAY

P&CMA LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT

CALLS NEEDED TO ALABAMA SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE TO GIVE HB 357 A FAVORABLE REPORT

As previously reported in the Fuel For Thought, HB 357 was introduced by Rep. Paul Lee (R-Dothan) that would require the annual testing and inspection of all weighing and measuring devices be done by a “registered service agent,” instead of a state weights and measures employee.  A registered service agent can be an employee of a petroleum marketer or convenience store operator, or an employee of an oil equipment company.  In essence, this bill allows the self-inspection of gasoline dispensers, high speed dispensers and any other weighing or measuring devices that are currently inspected by the Alabama Division of Weights & Measures.

This legislation has passed the Alabama House of Representatives and is before the Senate Agriculture Committee tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, April 24.  This legislation has been carefully reviewed by P&CMA Legislative Committee and association legal counsel, Dean Mooty and is being accepted as an alternative to fees which been previously proposed by Alabama Division of Weights & Measures.  Further the P&CMA Legislative Committee is asking the P&CMA membership to contact members of the Senate Agriculture Committee today or Wednesday morning (see the list below) and ask them to give HB 357 a favorablereport.

Download a summary of the bill. However, if you have questions about HB 357, please call the association office.

2013 SENATE AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY COMMITTEE

Sen. Tom Whatley (R) , Chairman
District # 27 – Auburn
State Phone:  334/242-7865
Business Phone:  334/209-0831
Email:  tom.whatley@alsenate.gov

Sen. Rusty Glover (R), Vice Chairman
District # 34 – Semmes
State Phone:  334/242-7886
Business Phone:  251/649-7380
Email:  rusty.glover@alsenate.gov

Sen. Paul Bussman (R)
District # 4 – Cullman
State Phone:  334/242-7855
Business Phone:  256/734-1700
Email:  p_bussman@bellsouth.net

Sen. Paul Sanford (R)
District # 7 – Huntsville
State Phone:  334/242-7867
Business Phone:  256/539-5441
Email:  paul.sanford@alsenate.gov

Sen. Shadrack McGill (R)
District # 8 – Scottsboro
State Phone:  334/242-7858
Business Phone:  256/218-3090
Email:  shadrack.mcgill@alsenate.gov

Sen. Clay Scofield (R)
District # 9 – Guntersville
State Phone:  334/242-7876
Business Phone:  256/582-0619
Email:  clay.scofield@alsenate.gov

Sen. Phil Williams (R)
District # 10 – Rainbow City
State Phone:  334/242-7857
Business Phone:  n/a
Email:  philw.williams@alsenate.gov

Sen. Marc Keahey (D)
District # 22 – Grove Hill
State Phone:  334/242-7843
Business Phone:  251/275-3127
Email:  Sen.keahey@gmail.com

Sen. Bobby Singleton (D)
District # 24 – Greensboro
State Phone:  334/242-7935
Business Phone:  n/a
Email:  bsingle164@yahoo.com

Sen. Billy Beasley (D)
District # 28 – Clayton
State Phone:  334/242-7868
Business Phone:  334/775-3291
Email:  william.beasley@alsenate.gov

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