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6. Transportation of Ethyl Alcohol

1105276-1 : n : 12/03/2008 : MCS / th LRS2008-4818

SYNOPSIS: Ethyl alcohol, also known as ethanol, is an alternative fuel that may be used in Alabama as an alternative to petroleum products. Under existing law, ethyl alcohol is subject to certain restrictions on its manufacture, sale, and transportation that are imposed pursuant to law.

This bill would eliminate certain regulations on the manufacture, sale, and transportation of ethyl alcohol where the ethyl alcohol is manufactured, sold, and transported for use as an alternative fuel for motor vehicles.

A BILL

TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT

To amend Sections 28-3-3 and 28-5-1, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to ethyl alcohol, to eliminate certain regulations on the manufacture, sale, and transportation of ethyl alcohol where the ethyl alcohol is manufactured, sold, and transported for use as an alternative fuel to motor vehicles.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1. Sections 28-3-3 and 28-5-1, Code of Alabama 1975, are amended to read as follows:

"§28-3-3.

"The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to ethyl alcohol intended for use or used for the following purposes:

"(1) For scientific, chemical, mechanical, industrial, medicinal, and culinary purposes;

"(2) For use by those authorized to procure the same tax-free as provided by acts of Congress and regulations promulgated thereunder;

"(3) In the manufacture of denatured alcohol produced and used as provided by acts of Congress and regulations promulgated thereunder;

"(4) In the manufacture of patented, patent, proprietary, medicinal, pharmaceutical, antiseptic, toilet, scientific, chemical, mechanical, and industrial preparations or products unfit for beverage purposes; or

"(5) In the manufacture of flavoring extracts and syrups unfit for beverage purposes.; or

"(6) In the manufacture of an alternative fuel source for motor vehicles.

"§28-5-1.

"When used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"(1) INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL. Ethyl alcohol and alcohol denatured as provided in this chapter, but specifically excluding ethyl alcohol and denatured alcohol used in the manufacture of alternative fuel sources for motor vehicles.

"(2) INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL PLANT. The alcohol distillery, denaturing plant, and all the premises used in connection therewith, but specifically excluding any plant and premises used in the manufacture of alternative fuel sources for motor vehicles.

"(3) PERMITTEE. The person, firm, or corporation to whom the permit provided for in this chapter is issued."

Section 2. This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.