Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1272
Senate . House
Senator Ring moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Between lines 546 and 547
5 Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
6 311.07, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
7 311.07 Florida seaport transportation and economic
8 development funding.—
10 (b) Projects eligible for funding by grants under the
11 program are limited to the following port facilities or port
12 transportation projects:
13 1. Transportation facilities within the jurisdiction of the
15 2. The dredging or deepening of channels, turning basins,
16 or harbors.
17 3. The construction or rehabilitation of wharves, docks,
18 structures, jetties, piers, storage facilities, cruise
19 terminals, automated people mover systems, or any facilities
20 necessary or useful in connection with any of the foregoing.
21 4. The acquisition of vessel tracking systems, container
22 cranes, or other mechanized equipment used in the movement of
23 cargo or passengers in international commerce.
24 5. The acquisition of land to be used for port purposes.
25 6. The acquisition, improvement, enlargement, or extension
26 of existing port facilities.
27 7. Environmental protection projects which are necessary
28 because of requirements imposed by a state agency as a condition
29 of a permit or other form of state approval; which are necessary
30 for environmental mitigation required as a condition of a state,
31 federal, or local environmental permit; which are necessary for
32 the acquisition of spoil disposal sites and improvements to
33 existing and future spoil sites; or which result from the
34 funding of eligible projects listed in this paragraph.
35 8. Transportation facilities as defined in s. 334.03(30)
36 which are not otherwise part of the Department of
37 Transportation’s adopted work program.
38 9. Intermodal access projects.
39 10. Construction or rehabilitation of port facilities as
40 defined in s. 315.02, excluding any park or recreational
41 facilities, in ports listed in s. 311.09(1) with operating
42 revenues of $5 million or less, provided that such projects
43 create economic development opportunities, capital improvements,
44 and positive financial returns to such ports.
45 11. Seaport master plan or strategic plan development or
46 updates, including the purchase of data to support such plans
47 and asset management plans.
48 Section 5. Subsection (7) of section 311.101, Florida
49 Statutes, is amended to read:
50 311.101 Intermodal Logistics Center Infrastructure Support
52 (7) Beginning in fiscal year 2014-2015, at least
53 up to $5 million per year shall be made available from the State
54 Transportation Trust Fund for the program. The Department of
55 Transportation shall include projects proposed to be funded
56 under this section in the tentative work program developed
57 pursuant to s. 339.135(4).
58 Section 6. Section 311.103, Florida Statutes, is created to
60 311.103 Designation of state freight logistics zones.—
61 (1) As used in this section, the term “freight logistics
62 zone” means a grouping of activities and infrastructure
63 associated with freight transportation and related services
64 within a defined area around an intermodal logistics center as
65 defined in s. 311.101(2).
66 (2) A county, or two or more contiguous counties, may
67 designate a geographic area or areas within its jurisdiction as
68 a freight logistics zone. The designation must be accompanied by
69 a strategic plan adopted by the county or counties. At a
70 minimum, the strategic plan must include, but is not limited to:
71 (a) A map depicting the geographic area or areas to be
72 included within the designation.
73 (b) Identification of the existing or planned freight
74 facilities or logistics clusters located within the designated
76 (c) Identification of existing transportation
77 infrastructure, such as roads, rail, airports, and seaports,
78 within or in close proximity to the proposed freight logistics
80 (d) Identification of existing workforce availability
81 within or in close proximity to the proposed zone.
82 (e) Identification of any existing or planned local, state,
83 or federal workforce training capabilities available for a
84 business seeking to locate or expand within the proposed zone.
85 (f) Identification of any local, state, or federal plans,
86 including transportation, seaport, or airport plans, concerning
87 the movement of freight within or in close proximity to the
88 proposed zone.
89 (g) Identification of financial or other local government
90 incentives to encourage new development, expansion of existing
91 development, or redevelopment within the proposed zone.
92 (h) Documentation that the plan is consistent with
93 applicable local government comprehensive plans and adopted
94 long-range transportation plans of a Metropolitan Planning
95 Organization, where applicable.
96 (3) Projects within freight logistics zones designated
97 pursuant to this section, which are consistent with the Freight
98 Mobility and Trade Plan developed in accordance with s.
99 334.044(33), may be eligible for priority in state funding and
100 incentive programs relating to freight logistics zones,
101 including applicable programs identified in parts I, III, and V
102 of chapter 288.
103 (4) When evaluating projects within a designated freight
104 logistics zone for purposes of determining funding or incentive
105 program eligibility under this section, consideration must be
106 given to:
107 (a) The presence of an existing or planned intermodal
108 logistics center within the freight logistics zone.
109 (b) Whether the project serves a strategic state interest.
110 (c) Whether the project facilitates the cost-effective and
111 efficient movement of goods.
112 (d) The extent to which the project contributes to economic
113 activity, including job creation, increased wages, and revenues.
114 (e) The extent to which the project efficiently interacts
115 with and supports the existing or planned transportation
117 (f) The amount of investment or commitments made by the
118 owner or developer of the existing or proposed facility.
119 (g) The extent to which the county or counties have
120 commitments with private sector businesses planning to locate
121 operations within the freight logistics zone.
122 (h) Demonstrated local financial support and commitment to
123 the project, including in-kind contributions.
124 Section 7. Section 311.141, Florida Statutes, is created to
126 311.141 Florida seaports all-hazards economic recovery and
127 resumption of trade plan; asset management plan.—
128 (1) The Department of Transportation, in consultation with
129 the Division of Emergency Management, the Florida Seaport
130 Transportation and Economic Development Council, and other
131 appropriate partners, shall review the need for, and, if needed,
132 develop, a statewide all-hazards economic recovery and
133 resumption of trade plan for Florida’s ports, as listed in s.
134 311.09. The review shall examine existing continuity of
135 operations plans at the seaports and at other appropriate
136 agencies and shall identify any gaps or needed linkages to
137 ensure expedited resumption of business operations following a
138 major incident at a Florida port. This review shall also examine
139 current procedures and planning developed pursuant to s. 252.35
140 to identify any changes needed to ensure appropriate integration
141 of the plan into statewide emergency management plans.
142 (2) The Department of Transportation, in consultation with
143 the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development
144 Council, shall examine the need for, and possible benefits from,
145 implementation of a consistent asset management plan at each of
146 Florida’s ports, as listed in s. 311.09. For the purpose of
147 achieving statewide transportation and economic development
148 goals and goals of the seaport’s strategic plan, any asset
149 management plan developed must identify systematic and
150 coordinated activities and practices to optimally and
151 sustainably manage assets and asset systems, and must identify
152 the associated performance, risks, and expenditures of such
153 activities over their lifecycles.
154 Section 8. Subsection (2) of section 320.525, Florida
155 Statutes, is amended to read:
156 320.525 Port vehicles and equipment; definition;
158 (2) Port vehicles and equipment shall be exempt from the
159 provisions of this chapter which require the registration of
160 motor vehicles, the payment of license taxes, and the display of
161 license plates when operated or used within the port facility of
162 any deepwater port of this state, as listed in s. 403.021(9)(b),
163 for the purpose of transporting cargo, containers, or other
165 (a) From wharves to storage areas or terminals and return
166 to wharves within the port; and
167 (b) From such storage areas or terminals to other storage
168 areas or terminals within the port; and .
169 (c) On public roads connecting port facilities of a single
170 deepwater port, as listed in s. 403.021(9)(b), which are
171 designated as port district roads for the purpose of
172 transporting cargo, containers, and other equipment. The
173 Department of Transportation shall designate port district roads
174 with appropriate signage.
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177 And the title is amended as follows:
178 Delete line 13
179 and insert:
180 references; amending s. 311.07, F.S.; providing that
181 seaport asset management plans are eligible for
182 funding from the Florida Seaport Transportation and
183 Economic Development Program; amending s. 311.101,
184 F.S.; revising the amount of funds to be made
185 available annually from the State Transportation Trust
186 Fund for the Intermodal Logistics Center
187 Infrastructure Support Program; creating s. 311.103,
188 F.S.; defining the term “freight logistics zone”;
189 authorizing a county or two or more contiguous
190 counties to designate a geographic area or areas
191 within its jurisdiction as a freight logistics zone;
192 requiring the adoption of a strategic plan which must
193 include certain information; providing that certain
194 projects within freight logistics zones may be
195 eligible for priority in state funding and certain
196 incentive programs; providing evaluation criteria for
197 projects within freight logistics zones; creating s.
198 311.141, F.S.; requiring certain entities to conduct a
199 review of continuity of operations plans; authorizing
200 such entities to develop an all-hazards economic
201 recovery plan and resumption of trade plan for
202 seaports; requiring certain entities to review the
203 need for consistent asset management plans for
204 seaports; amending s. 320.525, F.S., providing that
205 certain public roads may be designated as port
206 district roads and that port vehicles on such roads
207 are exempt from registration, license taxes, and
208 display of license plates under certain circumstances;
209 requiring the Department of Transportation to
210 designate such roads with appropriate signage;
211 creating s. 316.0778, F.S.; defining the