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NYACS POSITIONS ON 2011 MOTOR FUEL RETAILING ISSUES
Restore fairness in the taxation of motor fuel.
New York’s convenience store industry continues to bleed billions of dollars in sales annually due to the well-documented cigarette and motor fuel tax evasion epidemic caused by the State’s insistence on increasing excise tax rates without closing off channels for routinely dodging those taxes. Law-abiding, tax-collecting retailers need immediate relief from the ill effects of this pervasive problem.
Let common sense drive motor fuel regulations, for a change.
• If there’s no way to guarantee we’ll be resupplied with gasoline during an emergency, there’s no point in forcing us to spend thousands of dollars on backup generators.
• In fairness to retailers, the anti-price-gouging law should be amended to assign responsibility for declaring the onset of an “abnormal market disruption” that triggers price controls, and to clearly define the ambiguous term “gross disparity.”
• We oppose restrictions on street-side gas price signs that burden retailers with new costs and deprive consumers of opportunities to pay lower prices by using cash.
NYACS Opposes Legislation Prohibiting More Than One Price Change in 24-hr Period
The Rules on Cash Discount Pricing of Motor Fuel in New York State
"First Refusal" Bill Veto Message August 2011
Proposed DEC Vapor Recovery System Regulations 2010
DEC Part 230 Proposed Rule Changes Power Point Presentation
AG NYACS Letter 3-11
Case Marshall's Motor Fuel Issues Presentation at 2011 NYACS Trade Show
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