Florida Senate - 2013 SB 1058 By Senator Ring 29-01207-13 20131058__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to freight logistic zones; creating s. 3 311.103, F.S.; providing application requirements for 4 a local government to apply for the designation of a 5 freight logistic zone; directing the Department of 6 Transportation to create a Logistic Zone Advisory 7 Council; providing for membership and duties of the 8 council; authorizing the Secretary of Transportation 9 to designate pilot logistic zones; authorizing the 10 department to adopt rules; providing an effective 11 date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Section 311.103, Florida Statutes, is created to 16 read: 17 311.103 Designation of state freight logistic zones.— 18 (1) A local government may apply to the Department of 19 Transportation for designation of a geographic area or areas 20 within its jurisdiction as a freight logistic zone. The local 21 government shall submit an application developed by the 22 department which includes, but is not limited to: 23 (a) A map depicting the geographic area or areas to be 24 included within the designation. 25 (b) Identification of existing transportation 26 infrastructure, such as roads, rail, airports, and seaports, 27 within or in close proximity to the proposed freight logistic 28 zone. 29 (c) Identification of existing workforce availability 30 within or in close proximity to the proposed zone. 31 (d) Identification of any local, state, or federal 32 workforce training capabilities available for a business seeking 33 to locate or expand within the proposed zone. 34 (e) Identification of any local, state, or federal plans, 35 including transportation, seaport, or airport plans, concerning 36 the movement of freight within or in close proximity to the 37 proposed zone. 38 (f) Identification of financial or other local government 39 incentives to encourage new development, expansion of existing 40 development, or redevelopment within the proposed zone. 41 (2)(a) The Logistic Zone Advisory Council is created to 42 review applications submitted to the department pursuant to 43 subsection (1). The council shall be composed of a 44 representative from the Department of Economic Opportunity, a 45 representative from the Office of Freight Logistics and 46 Passenger Operations within the Department of Transportation, 47 and a representative from the Florida Seaport Transportation and 48 Economic Development Council. 49 (b) The Logistic Zone Advisory Council shall review the 50 applications and provide a recommendation to the Secretary of 51 Transportation for approval or denial. 52 (c) The Logistic Zone Advisory Council shall also review 53 local, state, and federal financial and other governmental 54 incentives available to encourage development of freight 55 logistic zones in the state and provide any recommendations to 56 the secretary to create such incentives or modify incentives 57 offered by the state. 58 (3) Beginning July 1, 2013, the secretary may designate up 59 to four pilot freight logistic zones in the state. These zones 60 may be eligible for priority in state funding and incentive 61 programs relating to freight logistic zones, including 62 applicable programs identified in parts I, III, and V of chapter 63 288 and s. 311.101. 64 (4) The Department of Transportation shall adopt rules for 65 the administration of this section. 66 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.