Press release from state Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Bristol Democrat whose 31st District also includes Plymouth, Plainville and a portion of Harwinton:
SENATOR COLAPIETRO AGAIN SUPPORTS THE END TO ZONE PRICING FOR GAS TO HELP CONSUMERS
Hartford – The co-chair of the General Assembly’s General Law Committee, Senator Thomas Colapietro is again supporting legislation that would ban gasoline zone pricing to help equalize gas prices in Connecticut and to provide more relief for consumers.
With strong support from Senator Colapietro, the Senate passed legislation in 2006 and 2007 to prohibit zone pricing to deal with the wide range of gas prices in Connecticut, but the measures were not approved in the House of Representatives. This year, the General Law Committee is considering another bill that is co-sponsored by Senator Colapietro.
S.B. 6518 An Act Concerning the Fair price of Gasoline is designed to ban the practice of gasoline zone price and to discourage gasoline price gouging. It will prohibit geographic zone pricing of gasoline and indicates that no person shall discriminate in the price of gas charged to a retail seller of gas except to recover actual transportation costs and to offer discounts or rebates.
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