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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 250* GASOLINE AND MOTOR OIL SALES
Sec. 14-318. Definitions.

(3) "Distributor" means any person, wherever resident or located, who imports fuels or causes fuels to be imported into this state, for sale or use; a person who produces, refines, manufactures or compounds fuels within this state; and a person who distributes gasoline by tank wagon in this state; (2859)

(4) "Local authority" means the selectmen or town manager of a town, the mayor of a city or the warden of a borough or other board or authority designated by local charter, regulation or ordinance, except in any town or city having a zoning commission and a board of appeals, "local authority" means the board of appeals; (2860)

(5) "United States Government Motor Gasoline" means gasoline which is or may be prescribed by the federal specification board of the United States government for use as fuel for motor vehicle, motor boat and similar engines; (2861)

(6) "United States Aviation Gasoline, Domestic Grade" means that gasoline which is or may be prescribed by the federal specification board of the United States government for use as aviation fuel; and (2862)

(7) "Retail dealer" means any person operating a service station, filling station, store, garage or other place of business for the sale of motor fuel for delivery into the service tank or tanks of any vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine. (2863)

Sec. 14-319. License required for sale of gasoline. Prohibited grounds for refusal to grant or renew license. (2864)(Text)

(a) No person shall sell or offer for sale any gasoline or other product intended for use in the propelling of motor vehicles using combustion type engines over the highways of this state without having applied for and received from the commissioner a license to sell such gasoline or other product. Each person applying for any such license shall, in such application, state the location of each place or station where such person intends to sell or offer for sale any such gasoline or other product. Each such license shall be renewed annually. A license fee for each such place or station shall be charged as follows: For each station containing one pump, one hundred dollars; and, for each station containing more than one pump, one hundred dollars, plus twenty-eight dollars for each pump in excess of one. The fees shall be paid to the commissioner. (2865)

(b) The commissioner shall not refuse to grant or renew any license under this section on the ground that (1) any licensed activity shall be conducted by the licensee on real property on which shall also be located one or more other businesses, enterprises, or activities, whether or not licensed under section 14-52, owned or operated by one or more persons, other than the licensee, or (2) the licensee shall make use of any common areas or facilities together with the owner or operator of any such other business, enterprise or activity. (2866)

(c) In determining whether to grant or to renew any license under this section, the commissioner shall consider whether the applicant or licensee has been found in any judicial or administrative proceeding to have violated the requirements of subsection (c) of section 14-332a. (2867)

Sec. 14-320. Approval of gasoline station location by commissioner. (2868)(Text)

No station or place of business for the wholesale or retail sale of gasoline shall be established or maintained in a place adjoining a state highway, or in a town or city containing fewer than ten thousand inhabitants according to the last-preceding census of the United States, unless the person establishing or maintaining such station has procured from the commissioner a certificate stating that, in the opinion of the commissioner, the location of such station or place of business will not imperil the safety of the public. The commissioner may revoke any such certificate whenever, in his opinion, such station will, by reason of its location, imperil the safety of the public. For the initial examination of the location of each such station there shall be charged the sum of one hundred dollars, and on and after July 1, 1985, one hundred fifty dollars, on and after July 1, 1989, two hundred twenty-five dollars, on and after July 1, 1991, two hundred eighty dollars, and on and after July 1, 1993, three hundred fifty dollars. For the examination of each pump which is to be added to or relocated on the premises of any licensed station and of the proposed location and plan of installation of such pump, there shall be charged a fee of fourteen dollars, and on and after July 1, 1985, twenty-one dollars, on and after July 1, 1989, thirty-two dollars, on and after July 1, 1991, forty dollars, and on and after July 1, 1993, fifty dollars. For the examination of the location of any such station upon the change of ownership of such station, there shall be charged a fee of fourteen dollars, and on and after July 1, 1985, twenty-one dollars, on and after July 1, 1989, thirty-two dollars, on and after July 1, 1991, forty dollars, and on and after July 1, 1993, fifty dollars. (2869)

Sec. 14-321. Approval of gasoline station location by local authorities. (2870)(Text)

Any person who desires to obtain a license for the sale of gasoline or any other product, under the provisions of section 14-319, shall first obtain and present to the commissioner a certificate of approval of the location for which such license is desired. The certificate of approval shall be obtained from the zoning commission, planning and zoning commission or local authority of the town, city or borough where the station or pump is located or is proposed to be located. A certificate of approval shall not be required in the case of the transfer of the last issued license from one person to another provided no more than one year has elapsed since the expiration of such license, or in the case of a renewal of a license by the holder of the license, or in the case of the addition or discontinuance of pumps. If adjoining physical properties are altered or changed, the applicant shall conform to the provisions of this section. The commissioner shall not issue any license under the provisions of section 14-319 for which a certificate of approval is a prerequisite unless the certificate is presented to him within three years after the date on which it was issued. (2871)

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