Texas Proposes Elimination of Ethanol in Gasoline


Legislation (H.B. 1693) to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with an ethanol mixture was introduced in the Texas House of Representatives. 

Please Contact Members of the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 1693

  • H.B. 1693 recognizes that ethanol fuels cause problems with fuel pumps, fuel gauges, as well as other engine performance issues, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used.  Current high performance specialty parts along with pre-model year 2001 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion.
  • H.B. 1693 acknowledges that ethanol has been shown to decrease fuel mileage.   
  • H.B. 1693 recognizes that the life span of vehicles and equipment can be dramatically reduced with the wrong fuel and that owners could be confronted with break downs. Anti-corrosion additives are available for each purchase of gasoline but can become expensive, burdensome and require consumer education.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact House Agriculture and Livestock Committee members to request support for H.B. 1693.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Texas House Agriculture & Livestock Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:
Representative Tracy O. King (Chair)
Phone: (512) 463-0194
Representative Charles Anderson (Vice-Chair)
Phone: (512) 463-0135
Representative John Cyrier
Phone: (512) 463-0682
Representative Mary E. González
Phone: (512) 463-0613
Representative Matt Rinaldi
Phone: (512) 463-0468
Representative David Simpson
Phone: (512) 463-0750
Representative Drew Springer
Phone: (512) 463-0526