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7620.0640 MINIMUM PURCHASE REQUIREMENT MEASURE.

Subpart 1.

Purpose.

The purpose of this measure is to decrease vehicle lines at motor fuel retail outlets by reducing the frequency of fillups.

Subp. 2.

Measure requirements.

Motor fuel shall not be sold, dispersed, or otherwise transacted by a motor fuel retailer for use in any vehicle unless the amount transacted and dispersed is at least five gallons. In the event the quantity purchased is less than the five-gallon minimum, the purchaser shall pay the retailer an additional amount so that the total transaction price is equal to the stated pump price times the five-gallon minimum.

In any single transaction, not more than six gallons of motor fuel may be sold or dispensed into a container, other than the fuel tank of a vehicle, to be transported away from the premises of the retail seller. Such containers must meet applicable safety requirements.

Subp. 3.

Display of notice.

A person selling motor fuel in transactions to which provisions of this part apply shall display at the point of sale notice of such provisions.

Subp. 4.

Compliance required.

Both the motor fuel retailer and the vehicle operator are required to comply with the provisions of this part.

Subp. 5.

Exemptions.

The following users are not required to purchase a minimum amount:

A.

Vehicles being driven for first priority uses, as defined in part 7620.0410. For the minimum purchase requirement, vanpools are those vehicles either displaying a "vanpool" designation issued by a vanpool-leasing agency or vanpool services agency, or carrying at least eight passengers on a work-commuting trip.

B.

Motorcycles and mopeds and similar three-wheeled vehicles.

C.

Out-of-state licensed vehicles.

D.

Vehicles held for sale or lease by licensed motor vehicle dealers in the ordinary course of business.

E.

Vehicles being operated by individuals under emergency circumstances which in the judgment of the retailer demand an exception. If such an exception is granted by the retailer the license number and signature of the person granted the exception shall be obtained.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 216C.15

History:

L 1987 c 312 art 1 s 9

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007