Representative Irv Slosberg, said the repeal of the state's 1985 Motor Fuel Marketing Practices Act will shave 7 to 10 cents off the price of a gallon of gas saving motorists $784 million a year.
37 States have either repealed or not put the law on the books- Florida is one of 13 states who do.
Representative Slosberg says,"We saw what happened, 35 or 40 cents a gallon just this past week alone. The 10 cents would really really help out. Who in their right mind would vote against lowering gas prices?"
Florida Petroleum Marketers and the Convenience Store Association - which represents 10,000 independent gas station stores - say repealing the tax could force some stations out of business