New Bill Would Make It Illegal To Pump Your Own Gas

I have a feeling this isn’t about going back to a simpler time when you’d pull into a service station and have your tank filled, window cleaned and oil checked.

A state rep has introduced the Gas Station Attendant Act, which would make it illegal to pump your own gas, and instead having to have a gas station employee take care of it for you!

Here’s how the bill reads, from Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

Creates the Gas Station Attendant Act. Provides that no gas may be pumped at a gas station in this State unless it is pumped by a gas station attendant employed at the gas station (HB4571)

Pretty ridiculous right? The only logical reason for this is to create some jobs, but I have to think there’s a better way than making me sit and wait for my gas (and probably charging me for it). Until I hear of why this is a good idea from Rep. Lilly, this is a terrible idea in my world.