Contact: Adam Joseph
March 27, 2012
The Democratic Leaders of the General Assembly will introduce and vote later today on a proposal that will help provide relief at the pump and protect consumers from profiteering and price gouging by big oil wholesalers.
“With the price of gasoline skyrocketing and the summer driving season around the corner, we are taking action to provide relief at the pump and protect consumers from price gouging,” said Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D—Brooklyn). “Our proposal strengthens price gouging laws, puts a circuit breaker on the gross receipts tax, and requires that savings are passed along to consumers and not pocketed by oil companies.”
“We are taking steps to protect consumers from rising gas prices. We’re lowering the price they’ll pay to fill their tanks and calling on the big oil companies to be responsible,” said House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden). “This plan will provide some relief and protect them from irresponsible profiteering.”
The Democrats’ proposal:
(for both senators)
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
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