State Rep. Dianda Pushes For Rural Gas Sales
110th District State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet)
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has introduced legislation making it easier for stores in remote rural areas to supply gasoline to tourists.
House Bill 5541 is intended to aid travelers in rural areas of the U.P., and bring more business to local establishments.
The Calumet Democrat says the bill would allow bars and very small convenience stores in remote areas to supply gas to tourists.
Currently, the liquor code establishes a $10,000 inventory limit for businesses that apply to sell gas if they hold a specially designated distributor license.
Dianda says many establishments in remote regions of the U.P. cannot sell gas because they fail to meet that inventory requirement.
He adds his bill is trying to help businesses that would like to sell gas to promote tourism, simply because it is not available elsewhere within a convenient distance for travelers.