Bill Text - HB1157 (2012)

Relative to signage at fuel service stations.


Revision: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

HB 1157 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

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05/03

HOUSE BILL 1157

AN ACT relative to signage at fuel service stations.

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Johnson, Ches 6

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill permits gasoline and diesel fuel retailers to post prices either on the pump or on a street sign.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2633

05/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to signage at fuel service stations.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices; Street Signs. Amend RSA 339:30-a to read as follows:

339:30-a Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

I. All persons who shall offer for sale or sell any gasoline or diesel fuel at retail shall post the price of all grades of such gasoline or diesel fuel on the pump from which such fuels are dispensed or on a street sign clearly visible from each pump station. [Such posted prices] Prices posted on the pump shall be in numerals not less than 4 inches high and 3/4 of an inch in width, or in numerals not less than 10 inches high and 1 inch wide when posted on a street sign. Numerals indicating fractions or portions of whole numbers on any posted price shall be at least 1/2 the size of the whole number on such display, and all posted prices shall reflect the total price of such fuel, including all taxes thereon. All posted prices shall be clearly visible from both sides of the pump from either direction of a motorist's approach to the pump in a normal approaching manner for fuel.

II. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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