Wilton Simpson bill would boost natural gas for vehicles

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Two bills have been introduced that backers say will promote natural gas as a vehicle fuel and also set clear taxing guidelines, reports the News Service of Florida.

The bills, SB 560 and HB 579, would replace existing law that classifies natural gas as an alternative fuel exempt from many of the state’s fuel taxes. “This legislation will jump start the implementation of natural gas motor fuel in Florida and maximize its benefit through the implementation of a progressive tax structure and clearly outlined incentives,” said Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby. The measures have the support of a wide coalition of companies and industries from United States Sugar Corp. to the Florida beer industry.

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