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House Bill No. 5681

Public Act No. 03-194

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF AIR FOR TIRE INFLATION PURPOSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 14-325a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

Any person licensed under section 14-319 to dispense motor fuel for sale to the public for any motor vehicle, as defined in subdivision (47) of section 14-1 [, except any such person who is licensed to so dispense such fuel at a retail food store which he owns and operates and which dispenses less than ten thousand gallons of gasoline in any one month,] shall provide for free public use an air compressor for the purpose of tire inflation during the hours such premises are open for business. Each such licensee shall post a sign in a conspicuous location upon the premises and in such form as the commissioner may require, informing the public of the availability of an air compressor for free public use during the hours such premises are open. Such compressor shall be capable of producing at least eighty pounds per square inch pressure at the outlet.

Vetoed June 26, 2003