Right to pump your own gas bill heads for vote

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon


HB 4151 which would create limited conditions for Oregon gas stations to allow customers to pump their own gas just passed the House Transportation Committee.  Three lawmakers voted no to ten lawmakers on the Committee voting yes.  Oregon and New Jersey are the only states that do not allow their citizens to fully pump their own gasoline.    HB 4151 now goes to another committee, Ways and Means Committee, and hopefully for a full floor vote soon.

The bill states certain conditions that if there were nine pumps at the gas station, then no more than 40% of those pumps could be reserved for use by an employee or attendant.

HB 4151 summary reads, “Authorizes self-service dispensing of Class 1 flammable liquids at retail dispensaries. Limits provision of self-service dispensing to no more than half of available pumps at each facility. Creates signage requirements for self-service and operator-serviced pumps. Creates a civil penalty for violations of laws and rules related to self-service dispensing of gasoline at retail, punishable by maximum fine of $5,000 per day per infraction.

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