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Ethanol bill clears committee by a single vote

State Rep. Debbie Mayfield applauds during the dedication ceremony in January 2012 for the Stan Mayfield Biorefinery Pilot Plant in Perry, which is named for her late husband. UF/IFAS photo by Tyler L. Jones.

A bill that would repeal a state requirement that gasoline contain ethanol passed a House subcommittee on Tuesday by one vote.

HB 4001 by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Shalimar, would repeal the requirement passed in 2008 as part of an energy bill championed by then-Gov. Charlie Crist.

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