2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
August 14, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Feyen,
Ringhand, Bewley, Bernier,
Cowles, Darling, Marklein, Olsen, Schachtner, Testin and Wirch,
cosponsored by Representatives
Steineke, Doyle, Ballweg, Billings,
Dittrich, Felzkowski, Kolste, Kulp, Loudenbeck, B. Meyers, Ohnstad,
Oldenburg, Sargent, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Subeck,
Tauchen and Tusler. Referred to Committee on Economic Development,
Commerce and Trade.
1An Act to create
168.105 of the statutes; relating to: requirements for devices
2that dispense gasoline-ethanol fuel blends.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows gas pumps to dispense through the same fueling nozzle and hose
gasoline-ethanol fuel blends containing greater than 10 percent and not more than
15 percent ethanol (E15), gasoline containing no ethanol, and gasoline-ethanol fuel
blends containing not more than 10 percent ethanol if, among other things, there is
at least one other gas pump at the retail station that has a fueling nozzle and hose
that dispense only gasoline-ethanol fuel blends containing no more than 10 percent
ethanol, or if the gas pump requires a minimum purchase of 4 gallons.
Under current law, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection has the authority to promulgate rules to administer and enforce
minimum product grade specifications for motor fuels. Using this authority, DATCP
has promulgated a rule requiring gas pumps installed after February 1, 2009 to
dispense ethanol-blended motor fuels containing more than 10 percent ethanol and
ethanol-blended motor fuels containing less than 10 percent ethanol through
separate fueling nozzles and hoses.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
168.105 of the statutes is created to read:
1168.105 Dispensing gasoline-ethanol fuel blends.
A dispensing device at 2
a retail station may be used to dispense through the same fueling nozzle and hose 3
gasoline-ethanol fuel blends containing greater than 10 percent and not more than 4
15 percent ethanol by volume, gasoline containing no ethanol, and gasoline-ethanol 5
fuel blends containing not more than 10 percent ethanol by volume if any of the 6
All of the following apply:
(a) The retail station provides a device having at least one fueling nozzle and 9
hose that dispenses only gasoline-ethanol fuel blends containing no more than 10 10
percent ethanol by volume.
(b) A label is prominently affixed to the dispensing device stating, “Passenger 12
Vehicles Only. Use in Other Vehicles, Engines and Equipment May Violate Federal 13
(c) The retail station displays signs informing customers of the availability and 15
location of the device required under par. (a).
The device requires a minimum purchase of 4 gallons.