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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 05:35 PM

Fill 'er up? Rural lawmakers want to see changes at the pump

SALEM — A bill introduced in the House would allow more gas stations to offer self-service pumps.

Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states in the Union that don't allow self-service gas stations statewide. Oregon lawmakers started chipping away at that prohibition two years ago, when they legalized self-service in counties with populations under 40,000.

But a bill that received a public hearing Wednesday, March 20, would take that a step further, allowing any gas station in Oregon to designate up to a quarter of its fuel pumps for use by customers who want to fill their own tank.

House Bill 3194 is a compromise solution to a sticky issue, explained bill sponsors Rep. Julie Fahey, D-Eugene, and freshman Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles.

Read more: https://www.salemreporter.com/posts/626/fill-er-up-rural-lawmakers-want-to-see-changes-at-the-pump

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TexasTowelie Mar 2019 OP
CDerekGo Mar 2019 #1
IADEMO2004 Mar 2019 #2
pansypoo53219 Mar 2019 #3
IADEMO2004 Mar 2019 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 05:47 PM

1. WOW!

I'd forgotten that NJ and OR didn't allow Self-Service pumps. Thank goodness neither are on my way to anywhere important when I drive through the night.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:39 PM

2. No appreciable increase of youtube fail videos predicted.

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:16 PM

3. i might have met an unfortunate from one of these sate eons ago. i was driving from WI to VA.

stopped for gas in wes† virginia + an older lady asked me to pump her gas. i look very safe, nice & competent i guess.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:12 PM

4. Helped a home town lady get her gas and later wondered if family knew she was driving.

Needed lots of help. In her defense the pumps were new.

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