Florida Senate - 2013 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7127, 2nd Eng. Barcode 459056 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD . 04/26/2013 05:14 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Brandes moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (740626) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Between lines 4378 and 4379 5 insert: 6 Section 85. (1) The Florida Transportation Commission, in 7 cooperation with the Florida Seaport Transportation Economic 8 Development Council, shall conduct a statewide study to evaluate 9 the feasibility of consolidating any existing port districts and 10 port authorities, and all of their assets, rights, powers, 11 authority, duties, and bond liabilities, into one or more port 12 districts and port authorities. 13 (2) The study shall evaluate and develop findings and 14 recommendations regarding the feasibility and benefits of 15 consolidating any of the existing port districts and port 16 authorities and all of their assets, rights, powers, 17 authorities, duties, debts, and bond liabilities, into one or 18 more single port districts and port authorities. 19 (3) The study shall review and consider those matters it 20 deems relevant, including, but not limited to, the following: 21 (a) The lands and facilities, including submerged lands, 22 owned or leased by each identified port district and port 23 authority. 24 (b) The current land use designations and county zoning 25 designations for such locations and facilities. 26 (c) The current services provided by each of the existing 27 ports. 28 (d) The conditions and length of each contract or lease for 29 the use of the existing port facilities, income generated by 30 each contract or lease, renewal options available, and the 31 obligations and debts owed to the existing port facilities under 32 each contract or lease. 33 (e) Contracts and leases with vendors, service providers, 34 and others. 35 (f) The income and expenses of each port, including, but 36 not limited to, salaries and benefits, current and projected 37 pension and other similar retirement obligations, and number, 38 years of service, and employment status of all employees. 39 (g) The master plan and five-year operational plan of each 40 of the existing ports, including proposed staffing, building 41 acquisition or construction, debt issuance, and budget of each 42 of the existing ports. 43 (h) The fiscal capacity of the existing ports. 44 (i) Security plans and costs associated with implementing 45 the plans, including all contracts for the provision of security 46 at the existing ports. 47 (j) All current, proposed, or anticipated improvements, 48 development, or construction in the areas under the jurisdiction 49 of the existing ports. 50 (k) All agreements between the existing ports and any 51 common carrier, and any port terminal operator. 52 (l) Any collective bargaining agreements. 53 (m) All permits issued by any governmental entity affecting 54 or related to the existing ports. 55 (n) Any pending governmental permits or permit 56 applications. 57 (o) Finance plans, bond obligations, loans, pledges of 58 revenue, liens, or other financing arrangements related to the 59 existing ports or the existing ports facilities. 60 (p) The feasibility of constructing and managing a new 61 cruise terminal west of the Skyway Bridge. 62 (q) The efficacy of the use of public-private partnerships 63 and public-private operating partnerships with respect to any 64 consolidated port district and port authority. 65 (4) The final report shall address the matters identified 66 in this section and any other matters the commission and the 67 council deem relevant to the creation of one or more 68 consolidated port authorities. The final report shall be 69 submitted to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the 70 Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 31, 2013. 71 This section is repealed upon submission of the final report 72 73 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 74 And the title is amended as follows: 75 Delete line 4830 76 and insert: 77 deceptive trade practice; directing the Florida 78 Transportation Commission and the Florida Seaport 79 Transportation Economic Development Council to conduct 80 a statewide study evaluating the feasibility of 81 consolidating any existing port districts and port 82 authorities into one or more port districts and port 83 authorities; requiring a report; providing effective 84 dates.