MAPDA’s number one priority is to represent its’ membership interests in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Thousands of bills are filed each year in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Legislation and regulations can have a significant impact on our industry and the cost of doing business. MAPDA monitors for legislation of interest, participates and organizes allied coalitions, provides testimony, and is recognized as a strong voice for petroleum distributors and convenience store owners in Maryland, Delaware, and DC.
MAPDA’s members can access the latest information and state specific legislative news through “member only” communications.
Issues of Engagement Include:
|Fuel/Energy Tax||Lottery||Tobacco Tax|
|Credit Card Exchange Fees||Workers Comp||Unemployment|
|Employee Mandates||Contract Interference||Commercial Driver Issues|
|Bottle Deposits||Alcohol Licenses||Liability|
|Employer Mandates||Hazardous Waste||Environmental Mandates|
|Hours of Operation||Fuel Standards||Zoning Mandates/Restrictions|
|The Maryland General Assembly:||In session January – April|
|The Delaware General Assembly:||In session January – June|
|The DC City Council:||In session year round.|
MAPDA is a member of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA).PMAA is a federation of 48 state and regional trade associations representing approximately 8,000 independent petroleum marketers nationwide. MAPDA members receive PMAA federal affairs updates and are often called upon to provide grassroots assistance on important federal issues.