2-17-414. State vehicles to use ethanol-blended gasoline -- definition. (1) A department, agency, institution, office, board, and commission of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government and a state institution of higher education owning or operating a motor vehicle capable of burning ethanol-blended gasoline shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the operators of those vehicles use ethanol-blended gasoline in the vehicles if ethanol-blended gasoline is commercially available within the operating area of the vehicle and is priced competitively with the gasoline otherwise used by the vehicle.
(2) For purposes of this section, "ethanol-blended gasoline" means a fuel mixture of gasoline and ethanol produced from agricultural products, including grain and wood or wood products, and that is used for the purpose of effectively and efficiently operating internal combustion engines.
(3) An entity subject to the requirements of subsection (1) may not take any disciplinary, judicial, administrative, or other adverse action against the operator of a motor vehicle for failing to purchase ethanol-blended gasoline for the operation of the motor vehicle.