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.
Federal Affairs


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.