State Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, is sponsoring a bill to help consumers know the price of gas before they pull into a station.
Senate Bill 476 would require retail stations charging different prices for cash or credit card sales to display the highest price “on all signage displaying gasoline and motor fuel prices visible from the main-traveled” roads.
“This is about truth in pricing,” Norman said in a release. “In present practice, individuals are only seeing the cash price when they go to the gas station. This bill will ensure they know the credit price before they take out their card.”
Norman added Floridians deserve a break from gas prices.
“When the price of oil is reduced, gas prices often remain the same, making for fat bonuses for CEOs at the expense of the consumer,” Norman continued. “SB 476 brings attention to a long-standing practice that does not provide full disclosure.”
The next step for the bill is the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee. State Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, has sponsored an identical bill, House Bill 391, which is also moving through the Florida Legislature.
For more information on the bill or other legislation moving toward becoming a law in the Florida Senate, visit www.flsenate.gov.