Propane Grilling Is Being Banned In Some States. Could Louisiana Be Next?
Louisiana residents love to fire up the grill on the weekends and invite friends and family over to pass a good time. We have all the details if Louisiana will be next to ban propane grilling in the Bayou State.
It comes down to personal preference how you like your meat grilled. I like a propane grill better because it's easier to keep clean, but my wife prefers charcoal grilling because she wants that specific taste you get from grilling with charcoal.
California and New York Have Banned Propane
In California Senate Bill 1256 will ban the sale of single-use propane tanks by 2028. Residents will still be able to use them, however, they won't be able to buy them in California. New York has banned home gas appliances. New homes in NY will not have the option to install gas appliances and old homes with gas units will have to eventually switch to electric appliances.
California Senate Bill 1256
This bill would, on and after January 1, 2028, prohibit the sale or offer for sale of disposable propane cylinders, as defined, and would make the violation of this provision subject to specified civil penalties. The bill would authorize a city attorney or county counsel to impose these civil penalties, as provided.
SECTION 1. Chapter 6.6 Disposable Propane Cylinders
42395. (a) For purposes of this chapter, “disposable propane cylinder” shall mean a nonrefillable propane canister, weighing approximately two pounds when filled with propane, with a designation of “DOT 39” from the United States Department of Transportation.
(b) For the purposes of this chapter, “disposable propane cylinder” does not include any of the following:
(1) Cylinders that are customarily designed for use in the construction industry and, when full, contain less than 15 ounces of fuel, whether filled solely with propane or not.
(2) Cylinders that have an overall product height-to-width ratio of 3.55 to 1 or greater.
(3) Cylinders that are offered to a state or local government agency for purchase pursuant to the United States General Services Administration’s State and Local Disaster Purchasing Program, or a successor program.
42395.1. (a) On and after January 1, 2028, a disposable propane cylinder shall not be sold or offered for sale in this state.
(b) A city attorney or county counsel may impose civil liability on a person who violates this section in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500) per day for the first violation, one thousand dollars ($1,000) per day for a second violation, and two thousand dollars ($2,000) per day for the third and subsequent violations. Any civil penalties collected pursuant to this section shall be paid to the office of the city attorney or county counsel, whichever office brought the action.
Could Louisiana be next to ban propane? That will be a question for incoming Governor Jeff Landry to answer once he takes office.