Florida Senate - 2008 (Reformatted) SB 316

By Senator Constantine

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A bill to be entitled

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An act relating to governmental procurement of biofuels;

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establishing standards for the purchase of biodiesel

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diesel fuel for use in state-owned diesel vehicles and

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equipment; establishing standards for the purchase of

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ethanol for use in state-owned flex-fuel vehicles;

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providing for administration by the Department of

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Management Services; requiring that the department

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annually report to the Legislature the extent of biodiesel

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and ethanol use in state-owned vehicles; establishing

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standards for the purchase of biodiesel fuel by school

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district transportation services; providing an effective

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date.

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Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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     Section 1. State fleet biodiesel usage.--

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     (1) By July 1, 2009, a minimum of 5 percent, by January 1,

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2010, a minimum of 10 percent, and by January 1, 2011, a minimum

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of 20 percent of total diesel fuel purchases for use in state-

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owned diesel vehicles and equipment shall be biodiesel fuel

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(B20), subject to availability.

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     (2) By July 1, 2009, a minimum of 5 percent, by January 1,

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2010, a minimum of 10 percent, and by January 1, 2011, a minimum

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of 20 percent of total fuel purchases for use by state-owned

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flex-fuel vehicles shall be ethanol, subject to availability.

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     (3) The Department of Management Services shall administer

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this section.

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     (4) The Department of Management Services shall report to

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the Legislature on or before March 1, 2009, and annually

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thereafter, the extent of biodiesel and ethanol use in the state

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fleet. The report must contain the number of gallons purchased

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since July 1, 2008, the average price of biodiesel and ethanol,

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and a description of fleet performance.

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     Section 2. School district biodiesel usage.--

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     (1) By January 1, 2009, a minimum of 20 percent of total

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diesel fuel purchases for use by school districts shall be

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biodiesel fuel (B20), subject to availability.

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     (2) If a school district contracts with another government

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entity or private entity to provide transportation services for

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any of its pupils, the biodiesel fuel requirement established

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under subsection (1) shall be part of that contract. However,

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this requirement applies only to contracts entered into on or

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after July 1, 2008.

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     Section 3.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.

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