Rep. Johnson introduces bill to exempt Michigan-made gas cans from federal regulation

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State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation today that would make gas cans manufactured and sold in Michigan exempt from federal regulations.

Federal environmental regulations have resulted in self-venting gas can designs which often make pouring fuel a frustrating and exasperating task. Johnson’s bill simply states that gas cans manufactured and sold in Michigan would not be subject to interstate commerce laws, and therefore not subject to federal regulations.

“I’m sure I am not the only who has spilled more gas trying to work self-venting pour spouts than in all my years of using traditional vented containers,” said Johnson, R-Wayland. “This is a classic case of government regulations ruining a perfectly fine product made by the private sector.”

Johnson’s legislation is House Bill 4740.