Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1272
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Floor: WD            .                                
             04/30/2014 10:26 AM       .                                

       Senator Smith moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1484 and 1485
    4  insert:
    5         Section 25. Subsection (3) of section 338.26, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         338.26 Alligator Alley toll road.—
    8         (3)(a) Fees generated from tolls shall be deposited in the
    9  State Transportation Trust Fund and shall be used:, and any
   10  amount of funds generated annually in excess of that required
   11         1. To reimburse outstanding contractual obligations;,
   12         2. To operate and maintain the highway and toll facilities,
   13  including reconstruction and restoration;,
   14         3. To pay for those projects that are funded with Alligator
   15  Alley toll revenues and that are contained in the 1993-1994
   16  adopted work program or the 1994-1995 tentative work program
   17  submitted to the Legislature on February 22, 1994;, and
   18         4. To design develop and construct operate a fire station
   19  at mile marker 63 on Alligator Alley, which may be used by a
   20  county or another local governmental entity to provide fire,
   21  rescue, and emergency management services to the public on
   22  adjacent counties along Alligator Alley; and
   23         5.By interlocal agreement effective July 1, 2014, through
   24  no later than June 30, 2018, to reimburse a county or another
   25  local governmental entity for the direct actual costs of
   26  operating the fire stations between mile markers 34 and 35 and
   27  at mile marker 63 on Alligator Alley.
   28         (b)Funds generated annually in excess of those required to
   29  pay the expenses in paragraph (a), may be transferred to the
   30  Everglades Fund of the South Florida Water Management District.
   31  The South Florida Water Management District shall deposit funds
   32  for projects undertaken pursuant to s. 373.4592 in the
   33  Everglades Trust Fund pursuant to s. 373.45926(4)(a). Any funds
   34  remaining in the Everglades Fund may be used for environmental
   35  projects to restore the natural values of the Everglades,
   36  subject to compliance with any applicable federal laws and
   37  regulations. Projects must shall be limited to:
   38         1.(a) Highway redesign to allow for improved sheet flow of
   39  water across the southern Everglades.
   40         2.(b) Water conveyance projects to enable more water
   41  resources to reach Florida Bay to replenish marine estuary
   42  functions.
   43         3.(c) Engineering design plans for wastewater treatment
   44  facilities as recommended in the Water Quality Protection
   45  Program Document for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
   46         4.(d) Acquisition of lands to move STA 3/4 out of the Toe
   47  of the Boot, provided such lands are located within 1 mile of
   48  the northern border of STA 3/4.
   49         5.(e) Other Everglades Construction Projects as described
   50  in the February 15, 1994, conceptual design document.
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   53  And the title is amended as follows:
   54         Delete line 154
   55  and insert:
   56         analysis of a proposed lease; amending s. 338.26,
   57         F.S.; revising the uses of fees generated from
   58         Alligator Alley tolls to include the cost of design
   59         and construction of a fire station that may be used by
   60         certain local governments; providing reimbursement for
   61         certain counties or other local governmental entities
   62         for the direct actual operating costs of certain fire
   63         stations; authorizing excess tolls, after payment of
   64         certain expenses, to be transferred to the Everglades
   65         Trust Fund; amending s. 339.175,