Bill Text: FL S1030 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Repeal of the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance Program and Reversion of Program Funds

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-02 - Introduced [S1030 Detail]

Download: Florida-2021-S1030-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2021                                    SB 1030
       
       
        
       By Senator Polsky
       
       
       
       
       
       29-01152-21                                           20211030__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the repeal of the Multi-use
    3         Corridors of Regional Economic Significance Program
    4         and reversion of program funds; repealing ss. 338.2278
    5         and 339.1373, F.S., relating to the Multi-use
    6         Corridors of Regional Economic Significance Program
    7         and funding therefor, respectively; amending s.
    8         163.3168, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made
    9         by the act; amending s. 320.08, F.S.; requiring
   10         portions of certain annual license tax revenues to be
   11         deposited into the General Revenue Fund; amending s.
   12         338.236, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made
   13         by the act; amending s. 339.0801, F.S.; revising the
   14         period during which certain revenues shall be
   15         transferred to Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise;
   16         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
   17         providing an effective date.
   18          
   19  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   20  
   21         Section 1. Sections 338.2278 and 339.1373, Florida
   22  Statutes, are repealed.
   23         Section 2. Subsection (4) of section 163.3168, Florida
   24  Statutes, is amended to read:
   25         163.3168 Planning innovations and technical assistance.—
   26         (4)When selecting applications for funding for technical
   27  assistance, the state land planning agency shall give a
   28  preference to a county that has a population of 200,000 or less,
   29  and to a municipality located within such a county, for
   30  assistance in determining whether the area in and around a
   31  proposed multiuse corridor interchange as described in s.
   32  338.2278 contains appropriate land uses and natural resource
   33  protections and for aid in developing or amending a local
   34  government’s comprehensive plan to provide for such uses,
   35  protections, and intended benefits as provided in s. 338.2278.
   36         Section 3. Subsections (1), (4) through (9), and (12)
   37  through (15) of section 320.08, Florida Statutes, are amended to
   38  read:
   39         320.08 License taxes.—Except as otherwise provided herein,
   40  there are hereby levied and imposed annual license taxes for the
   41  operation of motor vehicles, mopeds, tri-vehicles as defined in
   42  s. 316.003, and mobile homes as defined in s. 320.01, which
   43  shall be paid to and collected by the department or its agent
   44  upon the registration or renewal of registration of the
   45  following:
   46         (1) MOTORCYCLES AND MOPEDS.—
   47         (a) Any motorcycle: $10 flat.
   48         (b) Any moped: $5 flat.
   49         (c) Upon registration of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle,
   50  or moped, in addition to the license taxes specified in this
   51  subsection, a nonrefundable motorcycle safety education fee in
   52  the amount of $2.50 shall be paid. The proceeds of such
   53  additional fee shall be deposited in the Highway Safety
   54  Operating Trust Fund to fund a motorcycle driver improvement
   55  program implemented pursuant to s. 322.025, the Florida
   56  Motorcycle Safety Education Program established in s. 322.0255,
   57  or the general operations of the department.
   58         (d) An ancient or antique motorcycle: $7.50 flat, of which
   59  $2.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
   60         (4) HEAVY TRUCKS, TRUCK TRACTORS, FEES ACCORDING TO GROSS
   61  VEHICLE WEIGHT.—
   62         (a) Gross vehicle weight of 5,001 pounds or more, but less
   63  than 6,000 pounds: $60.75 flat, of which $15.75 shall be
   64  deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
   65         (b) Gross vehicle weight of 6,000 pounds or more, but less
   66  than 8,000 pounds: $87.75 flat, of which $22.75 shall be
   67  deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
   68         (c) Gross vehicle weight of 8,000 pounds or more, but less
   69  than 10,000 pounds: $103 flat, of which $27 shall be deposited
   70  into the General Revenue Fund.
   71         (d) Gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, but less
   72  than 15,000 pounds: $118 flat, of which $31 shall be deposited
   73  into the General Revenue Fund.
   74         (e) Gross vehicle weight of 15,000 pounds or more, but less
   75  than 20,000 pounds: $177 flat, of which $46 shall be deposited
   76  into the General Revenue Fund.
   77         (f) Gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds or more, but less
   78  than 26,001 pounds: $251 flat, of which $65 shall be deposited
   79  into the General Revenue Fund.
   80         (g) Gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more, but less
   81  than 35,000 pounds: $324 flat, of which $84 shall be deposited
   82  into the General Revenue Fund.
   83         (h) Gross vehicle weight of 35,000 pounds or more, but less
   84  than 44,000 pounds: $405 flat, of which $105 shall be deposited
   85  into the General Revenue Fund.
   86         (i) Gross vehicle weight of 44,000 pounds or more, but less
   87  than 55,000 pounds: $773 flat, of which $201 shall be deposited
   88  into the General Revenue Fund.
   89         (j) Gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more, but less
   90  than 62,000 pounds: $916 flat, of which $238 shall be deposited
   91  into the General Revenue Fund.
   92         (k) Gross vehicle weight of 62,000 pounds or more, but less
   93  than 72,000 pounds: $1,080 flat, of which $280 shall be
   94  deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
   95         (l) Gross vehicle weight of 72,000 pounds or more: $1,322
   96  flat, of which $343 shall be deposited into the General Revenue
   97  Fund.
   98         (m) Notwithstanding the declared gross vehicle weight, a
   99  truck tractor used within the state or within a 150-mile radius
  100  of its home address is eligible for a license plate for a fee of
  101  $324 flat if:
  102         1. The truck tractor is used exclusively for hauling
  103  forestry products; or
  104         2. The truck tractor is used primarily for the hauling of
  105  forestry products, and is also used for the hauling of
  106  associated forestry harvesting equipment used by the owner of
  107  the truck tractor.
  108  
  109  Of the fee imposed by this paragraph, $84 shall be deposited
  110  into the General Revenue Fund.
  111         (n) A truck tractor or heavy truck, not operated as a for
  112  hire vehicle and which is engaged exclusively in transporting
  113  raw, unprocessed, and nonmanufactured agricultural or
  114  horticultural products within the state or within a 150-mile
  115  radius of its home address is eligible for a restricted license
  116  plate for a fee of:
  117         1. If such vehicle’s declared gross vehicle weight is less
  118  than 44,000 pounds, $87.75 flat, of which $22.75 shall be
  119  deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  120         2. If such vehicle’s declared gross vehicle weight is
  121  44,000 pounds or more and such vehicle only transports from the
  122  point of production to the point of primary manufacture; to the
  123  point of assembling the same; or to a shipping point of a rail,
  124  water, or motor transportation company, $324 flat, of which $84
  125  shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  126  
  127  Such not-for-hire truck tractors and heavy trucks used
  128  exclusively in transporting raw, unprocessed, and
  129  nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural products may be
  130  incidentally used to haul farm implements and fertilizers
  131  delivered direct to the growers. The department may require any
  132  documentation deemed necessary to determine eligibility before
  133  issuance of this license plate. For the purpose of this
  134  paragraph, “not-for-hire” means the owner of the motor vehicle
  135  must also be the owner of the raw, unprocessed, and
  136  nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural product, or the
  137  user of the farm implements and fertilizer being delivered.
  138         (5) SEMITRAILERS, FEES ACCORDING TO GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT;
  139  SCHOOL BUSES; SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES.—
  140         (a)1. A semitrailer drawn by a GVW truck tractor by means
  141  of a fifth-wheel arrangement: $13.50 flat per registration year
  142  or any part thereof, of which $3.50 shall be deposited into the
  143  General Revenue Fund.
  144         2. A semitrailer drawn by a GVW truck tractor by means of a
  145  fifth-wheel arrangement: $68 flat per permanent registration, of
  146  which $18 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  147         (b) A motor vehicle equipped with machinery and designed
  148  for the exclusive purpose of well drilling, excavation,
  149  construction, spraying, or similar activity, and which is not
  150  designed or used to transport loads other than the machinery
  151  described above over public roads: $44 flat, of which $11.50
  152  shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  153         (c) A school bus used exclusively to transport pupils to
  154  and from school or school or church activities or functions
  155  within their own county: $41 flat, of which $11 shall be
  156  deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  157         (d) A wrecker, as defined in s. 320.01, which is used to
  158  tow a vessel as defined in s. 327.02; a disabled, abandoned,
  159  stolen-recovered, or impounded motor vehicle as defined in s.
  160  320.01; or a replacement motor vehicle as defined in s. 320.01:
  161  $41 flat, of which $11 shall be deposited into the General
  162  Revenue Fund.
  163         (e) A wrecker that is used to tow any nondisabled motor
  164  vehicle, a vessel, or any other cargo unless used as defined in
  165  paragraph (d), as follows:
  166         1. Gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, but less
  167  than 15,000 pounds: $118 flat, of which $31 shall be deposited
  168  into the General Revenue Fund.
  169         2. Gross vehicle weight of 15,000 pounds or more, but less
  170  than 20,000 pounds: $177 flat, of which $46 shall be deposited
  171  into the General Revenue Fund.
  172         3. Gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds or more, but less
  173  than 26,000 pounds: $251 flat, of which $65 shall be deposited
  174  into the General Revenue Fund.
  175         4. Gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more, but less
  176  than 35,000 pounds: $324 flat, of which $84 shall be deposited
  177  into the General Revenue Fund.
  178         5. Gross vehicle weight of 35,000 pounds or more, but less
  179  than 44,000 pounds: $405 flat, of which $105 shall be deposited
  180  into the General Revenue Fund.
  181         6. Gross vehicle weight of 44,000 pounds or more, but less
  182  than 55,000 pounds: $772 flat, of which $200 shall be deposited
  183  into the General Revenue Fund.
  184         7. Gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more, but less
  185  than 62,000 pounds: $915 flat, of which $237 shall be deposited
  186  into the General Revenue Fund.
  187         8. Gross vehicle weight of 62,000 pounds or more, but less
  188  than 72,000 pounds: $1,080 flat, of which $280 shall be
  189  deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  190         9. Gross vehicle weight of 72,000 pounds or more: $1,322
  191  flat, of which $343 shall be deposited into the General Revenue
  192  Fund.
  193         (f) A hearse or ambulance: $40.50 flat, of which $10.50
  194  shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  195         (6) MOTOR VEHICLES FOR HIRE.—
  196         (a) Under nine passengers: $17 flat, of which $4.50 shall
  197  be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $1.50 per cwt,
  198  of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the General Revenue
  199  Fund.
  200         (b) Nine passengers and over: $17 flat, of which $4.50
  201  shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $2 per
  202  cwt, of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the General
  203  Revenue Fund.
  204         (7) TRAILERS FOR PRIVATE USE.—
  205         (a) Any trailer weighing 500 pounds or less: $6.75 flat per
  206  year or any part thereof, of which $1.75 shall be deposited into
  207  the General Revenue Fund.
  208         (b) Net weight over 500 pounds: $3.50 flat, of which $1
  209  shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $1 per
  210  cwt, of which 25 cents shall be deposited into the General
  211  Revenue Fund.
  212         (8) TRAILERS FOR HIRE.—
  213         (a) Net weight under 2,000 pounds: $3.50 flat, of which $1
  214  shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $1.50 per
  215  cwt, of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the General
  216  Revenue Fund.
  217         (b) Net weight 2,000 pounds or more: $13.50 flat, of which
  218  $3.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus
  219  $1.50 per cwt, of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the
  220  General Revenue Fund.
  221         (9) RECREATIONAL VEHICLE-TYPE UNITS.—
  222         (a) A travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer, as defined by
  223  s. 320.01(1)(b), that does not exceed 35 feet in length: $27
  224  flat, of which $7 shall be deposited into the General Revenue
  225  Fund.
  226         (b) A camping trailer, as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)2.:
  227  $13.50 flat, of which $3.50 shall be deposited into the General
  228  Revenue Fund.
  229         (c) A motor home, as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)4.:
  230         1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat, of which
  231  $7 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  232         2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat, of
  233  which $12.25 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  234         (d) A truck camper as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)3.:
  235         1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat, of which
  236  $7 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  237         2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat, of
  238  which $12.25 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  239         (e) A private motor coach as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)5.:
  240         1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat, of which
  241  $7 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  242         2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat, of
  243  which $12.25 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  244         (12) DEALER AND MANUFACTURER LICENSE PLATES.—A franchised
  245  motor vehicle dealer, independent motor vehicle dealer, marine
  246  boat trailer dealer, or mobile home dealer and manufacturer
  247  license plate: $17 flat, of which $4.50 shall be deposited into
  248  the General Revenue Fund. For additional fees as set forth in s.
  249  320.08056, dealers may purchase specialty license plates in lieu
  250  of the standard dealer license plates. Dealers shall be
  251  responsible for all costs associated with the specialty license
  252  plate, including all annual use fees, processing fees, fees
  253  associated with switching license plate types, and any other
  254  applicable fees.
  255         (13) EXEMPT OR OFFICIAL LICENSE PLATES.—Any exempt or
  256  official license plate: $4 flat, of which $1 shall be deposited
  257  into the General Revenue Fund, except that the registration or
  258  renewal of a registration of a marine boat trailer exempt under
  259  s. 320.102 is not subject to any license tax.
  260         (14) LOCALLY OPERATED MOTOR VEHICLES FOR HIRE.—A motor
  261  vehicle for hire operated wholly within a city or within 25
  262  miles thereof: $17 flat, of which $4.50 shall be deposited into
  263  the General Revenue Fund; plus $2 per cwt, of which 50 cents
  264  shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  265         (15) TRANSPORTER.—Any transporter license plate issued to a
  266  transporter pursuant to s. 320.133: $101.25 flat, of which
  267  $26.25 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
  268         Section 4. Subsection (1) of section 338.236, Florida
  269  Statutes, is amended to read:
  270         338.236 Staging areas for emergencies.—The Department of
  271  Transportation may plan, design, and construct staging areas to
  272  be activated during a declared state of emergency at key
  273  geographic locations on the turnpike system. Such staging areas
  274  must be used for the staging of emergency supplies, such as
  275  water, fuel, generators, vehicles, equipment, and other related
  276  materials, to facilitate the prompt provision of emergency
  277  assistance to the public, and to otherwise facilitate emergency
  278  response and assistance, including evacuations, deployment of
  279  emergency-related supplies and personnel, and restoration of
  280  essential services.
  281         (1) In selecting a proposed site for a designated staging
  282  area under this section, the department, in consultation with
  283  the Division of Emergency Management, must consider the extent
  284  to which such site:
  285         (a) Is located in a geographic area that best facilitates
  286  the wide dissemination of emergency-related supplies and
  287  equipment;
  288         (b) Provides ease of access to major highways and other
  289  transportation facilities;
  290         (c) Is sufficiently large to accommodate the staging of a
  291  significant amount of emergency-related supplies and equipment;
  292         (d) Provides space in support of emergency preparedness and
  293  evacuation activities, such as fuel reserve capacity;
  294         (e) Could be used during nonemergency periods for
  295  commercial motor vehicle parking and for other uses; and
  296         (f) Is consistent with other state and local emergency
  297  management considerations.
  298  
  299  The department must give priority consideration to placement of
  300  such staging areas in counties with a population of 200,000 or
  301  fewer, as determined by the most recent official estimate
  302  pursuant to s. 186.901, in which a multiuse corridor of regional
  303  economic significance, as provided in s. 338.2278, is located.
  304         Section 5. Subsection (2) of section 339.0801, Florida
  305  Statutes, is amended to read:
  306         339.0801 Allocation of increased revenues derived from
  307  amendments to s. 319.32(5)(a) by ch. 2012-128.—Funds that result
  308  from increased revenues to the State Transportation Trust Fund
  309  derived from the amendments to s. 319.32(5)(a) made by this act
  310  must be used annually, first as set forth in subsection (1) and
  311  then as set forth in subsections (2)-(5), notwithstanding any
  312  other provision of law:
  313         (2)(a)Beginning in the 2013-2014 fiscal year and annually
  314  for up to 30 years thereafter For each of the 2019-2020, 2020
  315  2021, and 2021-2022 fiscal years, $35 million shall be
  316  transferred to Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, to be used in
  317  accordance with Florida Turnpike Enterprise Law, to the maximum
  318  extent feasible for feeder roads, structures, interchanges,
  319  appurtenances, and other rights to create or facilitate access
  320  to the existing turnpike system.
  321         (b)Beginning with the 2022-2023 fiscal year and annually
  322  thereafter, $35 million shall be transferred to Florida’s
  323  Turnpike Enterprise, to be used in accordance with s. 338.2278,
  324  with preference to feeder roads, interchanges, and appurtenances
  325  that create or facilitate multiuse corridor access and
  326  connectivity. Of those funds, and to the maximum extent
  327  feasible, up to $5 million annually may be used for projects
  328  that assist in the development of broadband infrastructure
  329  within or adjacent to a multiuse corridor. The department shall
  330  give priority consideration to broadband infrastructure projects
  331  located in any area designated as a rural area of opportunity
  332  under s. 288.0656 and adjacent to a multiuse corridor.
  333         Section 6. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.

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