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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. 14-332a. Surcharges. Tie-in-sales. Price reduction requirements.

(c) (1) During the period commencing on July 1, 1998, and ending on October 1, 1998, upon the reduction in the tax required by section 12-458, that is effective July 1, 1998, and during the period commencing on July 1, 2000, and ending November 1, 2000, upon the reduction in the tax required by said section 12-458, that is effective July 1, 2000, each retail dealer shall, in accordance with subdivision (2) of this subsection, reduce the per-gallon price of gasoline or other product intended for use in the propelling of motor vehicles using combustion type engines sold by such retail dealer at retail in an amount equal to the amount of the reduction in such tax that is imposed on each gallon of such gasoline or other product. Such retail dealer shall maintain any such price reduction in effect for a period of not less than one hundred twenty days after such tax reduction. (2934)

(2) The price reduction required by subdivision (1) of this subsection shall take effect not later than (A) two days following the effective date of the applicable tax reduction, or (B) the close of business on the business day on which the retail dealer has completed the sale of an amount of such gasoline or other product equal to the total number of gallons of such gasoline or other product in the inventory of the retail dealer at midnight on the effective date of such tax reduction, whichever is later. (2935)

(3) Any retail dealer that violates this subsection shall be subject to the penalties set forth in section 14-331. A violation of this subsection shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b. (2936)

(4) The following shall be affirmative defenses to any action or administrative proceeding brought against a retail dealer under section 14-331 or chapter 735a for an alleged violation of this subsection: (A) An increase in the wholesale price of such gasoline or other product that occurs after any such tax reduction; (B) an increase in any other tax imposed on such gasoline or other product that occurs after any such tax reduction; or (C) any other bona fide business cost increase incurred by a retail dealer and upon which the retail dealer relied in making the decision to forego the implementation or continuation of any such price reduction in whole or in part. (2937)

Secs. 14-333 to 14-341. Distributor's license. Records and sales slips. Gasoline tax. Suspension or revocation of distributor's license. Receipts to be added to Highway Fund. (2938)(Text)

Sections 14-333 to 14-341, inclusive, are repealed. (2939)

Sec. 14-342. Sale of motor oil regulated. (2940)(Text)

(a) No person, firm or corporation shall sell or offer or expose for sale any motor lubricating oils used in motor vehicles in such manner as to deceive the purchaser as to the nature, quality and identity of such product. (2941)

(b) No person, firm or corporation shall expose for sale, offer for sale or sell, from any tank or container or other distributing device or equipment, any other motor lubricating oils than those indicated by the name, trade name, symbol, sign or other distinguishing mark or device of the manufacturer or distributor, appearing upon the tank, container or other distributing equipment from which the same are sold, offered for sale or distributed. (2942)

(c) No person, firm or corporation shall expose for sale, offer for sale or sell, under any trademark or trade name in general use, any motor lubricating oils, except those manufactured or distributed by the manufacturer marketing motor lubricating oils, under such trademark or trade name; or substitute, mix or adulterate the motor lubricating oils sold, offered for sale or distributed under such trademark or trade name; or refill used packages or containers, which have contained goods sold under a trademark, unless with products of the same manufacturer and of the same grade. No person, firm or corporation shall sell or offer for sale, as lubricating oil, any oil that has been rerun, refiltered, reclaimed or refined from crankcase draining, or any other oil that has been used for purposes of lubrication, unless such oil is sold and labeled "reconditioned motor oil", and such person, firm or corporation shall, upon the request of the commissioner, disclose the source of supply of the above-named products. (2943)

(d) Any person, firm or corporation which violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both for each offense. (2944)

Secs. 14-343 and 14-344. Penalty; collection of tax. Aviation gasoline; exemption; license to sell. (2945)(Text)

Sections 14-343 and 14-344 are repealed. (2946)

CHAPTER 250a OPERATION OF RETAIL SERVICE STATIONS (2947)(Text)

Sec. 14-344a. Retail service stations; opening and operation by producers or refiners prohibited after July 1, 1979. (2948)(Text)

After July 1, 1979, no producer or refiner of petroleum products shall open a major brand, secondary brand or unbranded retail service station in the state and operate such station with employees of such producer or refiner, a subsidiary company, commissioned agent or under a contract with any person, firm or corporation managing such station on a fee arrangement with such producer or refiner. Any such station shall be operated only by a retail service station dealer. As used in this chapter, "retail service station" means a place of business where gasoline or special fuel is sold and delivered into the tanks of motor vehicles for use as fuel in the operation of such motor vehicles. (2949)

Sec. 14-344b. Retail service stations; operation by producers or refiners prohibited after July 1, 1980. (2950)(Text)

After July 1, 1980, no producer or refiner of petroleum products shall operate a major brand, secondary brand or unbranded retail service station in the state with employees of such producer or refiner, a subsidiary company, commissioned agent or under a contract with any person, firm or corporation managing a service station on a fee arrangement with such producer or refiner. Any such station shall be operated only by a retail service station dealer. (2951)

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