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Record #: SO2014-5037   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/25/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-108 by adding new Section 76 to require self-service filling stations to use equipment that dispenses mid-grade E15 gasoline
Sponsors: Beale, Anthony, Burke, Edward M., Austin, Carrie M., Pawar, Ameya, Cullerton, Timothy M., Maldonado, Roberto, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Willie B. Cochran, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Pope, John, Harris, Michelle A., Zalewski, Michael R., Graham, Deborah L., Munoz, Ricardo, Waguespack, Scott, Holmes, Natashia, Arena, John, Lane, Lona, Foulkes, Toni, Moreno, Proco Joe, Solis, Daniel, Colón, Rey, Suarez, Regner Ray
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 108 Filling Stations
Attachments: 1. O2014-5037.pdf, 2. SO2014-5037.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
CHICAGO December 10, 2014 To the President and Members of the City Council: Your Committee on Finance having had under consideration
A substitute ordinance concerning the authority to amend Chapter 4-108 of the Municipal Code of Chicago regarding self-service filling stations.


Having had the same under advisement, begs leave to report and recommend that your Honorable Body pass the proposed Ordinance Transmitted Herewith

This recommendation was concurred in by (a (viva voce vote
of members of the committee with|99|dissenting vote(s
Aldermen Dowell, Waguespack, Colon, Mitts and Reilly vote No

Alderman Bums abstains under provisions of Rule 14.

Respectfully submitted



WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a home rule unit government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6(a); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is dedicated to reducing fuel costs, improving local air quality, reducing petroleum usage, and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles; and

WHEREAS, El 5 is a blend of gasoline and up to 15 volume percent ethanol; and

WHEREAS, ethanol is a renewable domestic fuel that burns cleaner than gasoline; and

WHEREAS, Illinois is the third largest ethanol producing state in the nation, with 14 ethanol plants that can produce 1.5 billion gallons of ethanol per year; and

WHEREAS, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of El 5 in cars of the model year 2001 or later; and

WHEREAS, El5 is significantly less expensive than conventional gasoline, with expected savings between 5 and 15 cents per gallon; and

WHEREAS, according to the Argonne National Laboratory, higher ethanol blends such as El5 will...

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