Ethanol Bill News

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol bills were in the news in a couple of states today.
In Arizona, the Senate passed a bill which classifies E85 as a motor fuel and permits it to be used in Maricopa County. Maricopa County’s poor air quality has led to restrictions on the motor fuels that can be sold. But the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality endorsed the E85 blend. (The Arizona Republic)
In Kansas, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday signed a bill encouraging the use of E85 fuel in Kansas. The bill reduces the motor vehicle fuel tax rate on E85 by 7 cents per gallon effective Jan. 1, 2007, for a new rate of 17 cents per gallon. Beginning July 1, 2020, the tax on E85 will drop to 11 cents per gallon, or 7 cents below the tax on most other fuels. (Wichita Business Journal)

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