Bill Amendment: FL S1194 | 2021 | Regular Session

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Bill Title: Transportation

Status: 2021-04-28 - Message sent to senate [S1194 Detail]

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       Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 1194
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete line 860
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 22. Effective July 1, 2022, part IV of chapter 343,
    6  Florida Statutes, consisting of ss. 343.90, 343.91, 343.92,
    7  343.922, 343.94, 343.941, 343.943, 343.944, 343.947, 343.95,
    8  343.96, 343.962, 343.97, 343.973, 343.975, and 343.976, Florida
    9  Statutes, is repealed.
   10         Section 23. Effective July 1, 2022, notwithstanding any
   11  other law, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority is
   12  dissolved. The authority shall discharge or make provision for
   13  the authority’s debts, obligations, and other liabilities;
   14  settle and close the authority’s activities and affairs; and
   15  provide for distribution of the authority’s assets, or the
   16  proceeds of such assets, such that each local general-purpose
   17  government represented on the authority’s board receives a
   18  distribution generally in proportion to each entity’s
   19  contribution to the acquisition of the assets.
   20         Section 24. Effective July 1, 2022, paragraph (i) of
   21  subsection (6) of section 339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended
   22  to read:
   23         339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.—
   24         (6) POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES.—The powers,
   25  privileges, and authority of an M.P.O. are those specified in
   26  this section or incorporated in an interlocal agreement
   27  authorized under s. 163.01. Each M.P.O. shall perform all acts
   28  required by federal or state laws or rules, now and subsequently
   29  applicable, which are necessary to qualify for federal aid. It
   30  is the intent of this section that each M.P.O. shall be involved
   31  in the planning and programming of transportation facilities,
   32  including, but not limited to, airports, intercity and high
   33  speed rail lines, seaports, and intermodal facilities, to the
   34  extent permitted by state or federal law.
   35         (i) The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority
   36  Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs Coordinating Committee
   37  is created within the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority,
   38  composed of the M.P.O.’s serving Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough,
   39  Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota Counties. The
   40  authority shall provide administrative support and direction to
   41  the committee. The committee must, at a minimum:
   42         1. Coordinate transportation projects deemed to be
   43  regionally significant by the committee.
   44         2. Review the impact of regionally significant land use
   45  decisions on the region.
   46         3. Review all proposed regionally significant
   47  transportation projects in the respective transportation
   48  improvement programs which affect more than one of the M.P.O.’s
   49  represented on the committee.
   50         4. Institute a conflict resolution process to address any
   51  conflict that may arise in the planning and programming of such
   52  regionally significant projects.
   53         Section 25. Effective July 1, 2022, paragraph (b) of
   54  subsection (3) of section 341.302, Florida Statutes, is amended
   55  to read:
   56         341.302 Rail program; duties and responsibilities of the
   57  department.—The department, in conjunction with other
   58  governmental entities, including the rail enterprise and the
   59  private sector, shall develop and implement a rail program of
   60  statewide application designed to ensure the proper maintenance,
   61  safety, revitalization, and expansion of the rail system to
   62  assure its continued and increased availability to respond to
   63  statewide mobility needs. Within the resources provided pursuant
   64  to chapter 216, and as authorized under federal law, the
   65  department shall:
   66         (3) Develop and periodically update the rail system plan,
   67  on the basis of an analysis of statewide transportation needs.
   68         (b) In recognition of the department’s role in the
   69  enhancement of the state’s rail system to improve freight and
   70  passenger mobility, the department shall:
   71         1. Work closely with all affected communities along an
   72  impacted freight rail corridor to identify and address
   73  anticipated impacts associated with an increase in freight rail
   74  traffic due to implementation of passenger rail.
   75         2. In coordination with the affected local governments and
   76  CSX Transportation, Inc., finalize all viable alternatives from
   77  the department’s Rail Traffic Evaluation Study to identify and
   78  develop an alternative route for through freight rail traffic
   79  moving through Central Florida, including the counties of Polk
   80  and Hillsborough, which would address, to the extent
   81  practicable, the effects of commuter rail.
   82         3. Provide technical assistance to a coalition of local
   83  governments in Central Florida, including the counties of
   84  Brevard, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Marion, Orange,
   85  Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Seminole,
   86  Sumter, and Volusia, and the municipalities within those
   87  counties, to develop a regional rail system plan that addresses
   88  passenger and freight opportunities in the region, is consistent
   89  with the Florida Rail System Plan, and incorporates appropriate
   90  elements of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Authority Master Plan,
   91  the Metroplan Orlando Regional Transit System Concept Plan,
   92  including the SunRail project, and the Florida Department of
   93  Transportation Alternate Rail Traffic Evaluation.
   94         Section 26. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
   95  act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021.
   97  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   98  And the title is amended as follows:
   99         Delete line 109
  100  and insert:
  101         assets; repealing part IV of ch. 343, F.S., relating
  102         to the creation and operation of the Tampa Bay Area
  103         Regional Transit Authority; dissolving the authority
  104         and requiring the authority to discharge its
  105         liabilities, settle and close its activities and
  106         affairs, and provide for the distribution of the
  107         authority’s assets; amending ss. 339.175 and 341.302,
  108         F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the
  109         act; providing effective dates.