Florida Senate - 2018 SB 384 By Senator Brandes 24-00287D-18 2018384__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to electric vehicles; requiring the 3 Florida Transportation Commission to review all 4 sources of revenue for transportation infrastructure 5 and maintenance projects and prepare a report to the 6 Governor and the Legislature when the commission 7 determines that electric vehicles make up a certain 8 percentage or more of the total number of vehicles 9 registered in this state; authorizing the commission, 10 in consultation with the Department of Highway Safety 11 and Motor Vehicles, to use certain commercially 12 available data; requiring the commission, in 13 consultation with the Division of Emergency 14 Management, to make an assessment of transportation 15 infrastructure with respect to emergency evacuations 16 and electric vehicles; specifying requirements for the 17 report; requiring the report to be submitted to the 18 Governor and the Legislature by a certain date; 19 amending s. 339.175, F.S.; requiring a long-range 20 transportation plan to consider infrastructure and 21 technological improvements necessary to accommodate 22 the increased use of autonomous technology and 23 electric vehicles; providing an effective date. 24 25 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 26 27 Section 1. Florida Transportation Commission review; 28 electric vehicles report.— 29 (1)(a) The Florida Transportation Commission shall review 30 all sources of revenue for transportation infrastructure and 31 maintenance projects and prepare a report to the Governor and 32 the Legislature when the commission determines that electric 33 vehicles, as defined in s. 320.01(36), Florida Statutes, make up 34 2 percent or more of the total number of vehicles registered in 35 this state. 36 (b) The commission, in consultation with the Department of 37 Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, may use commercially 38 available data that the commission deems reliable to support its 39 determination and report. The report must, at a minimum, assess 40 the effect of projected electric vehicle use in this state on 41 future revenue from existing taxes, fees, and surcharges related 42 to nonelectric, private-use motorcycles, mopeds, automobiles, 43 tri-vehicles, and trucks. 44 (c) The commission, in consultation with the Division of 45 Emergency Management, shall also make an assessment of 46 transportation infrastructure with respect to emergency 47 evacuations and electric vehicles, including, but not limited 48 to, the availability of electric vehicle charging stations in 49 this state. 50 (2) The report must include recommendations to the 51 Legislature: 52 (a) To ensure continued funding for necessary maintenance 53 that provides for adequate levels of service on existing 54 transportation infrastructure; 55 (b) To accomplish improvements and capacity projects on 56 transportation infrastructure which meet the demand from 57 projected population and economic growth; and 58 (c) To accomplish necessary improvements to transportation 59 infrastructure that would support emergency evacuations by users 60 of electric vehicles. 61 (3) The report shall be submitted to the Governor and the 62 Legislature by September 1 of the year immediately after the 63 year in which the commission determines electric vehicles, as 64 defined in s. 320.01(36), Florida Statutes, make up 2 percent or 65 more of the total number of vehicles registered in this state. 66 Section 2. Paragraph (c) of subsection (7) of section 67 339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 68 339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.— 69 (7) LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.—Each M.P.O. must 70 develop a long-range transportation plan that addresses at least 71 a 20-year planning horizon. The plan must include both long 72 range and short-range strategies and must comply with all other 73 state and federal requirements. The prevailing principles to be 74 considered in the long-range transportation plan are: preserving 75 the existing transportation infrastructure; enhancing Florida’s 76 economic competitiveness; and improving travel choices to ensure 77 mobility. The long-range transportation plan must be consistent, 78 to the maximum extent feasible, with future land use elements 79 and the goals, objectives, and policies of the approved local 80 government comprehensive plans of the units of local government 81 located within the jurisdiction of the M.P.O. Each M.P.O. is 82 encouraged to consider strategies that integrate transportation 83 and land use planning to provide for sustainable development and 84 reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The approved long-range 85 transportation plan must be considered by local governments in 86 the development of the transportation elements in local 87 government comprehensive plans and any amendments thereto. The 88 long-range transportation plan must, at a minimum: 89 (c) Assess capital investment and other measures necessary 90 to: 91 1. Ensure the preservation of the existing metropolitan 92 transportation system including requirements for the operation, 93 resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation of major roadways 94 and requirements for the operation, maintenance, modernization, 95 and rehabilitation of public transportation facilities; and 96 2. Make the most efficient use of existing transportation 97 facilities to relieve vehicular congestion, improve safety, and 98 maximize the mobility of people and goods. Such efforts must 99 include, but are not limited to, consideration of infrastructure 100 and technological improvements necessary to accommodate advances 101 in vehicle technology, such as the increased use of autonomous 102 technology and electric vehicles, and other developments. 103 104 In the development of its long-range transportation plan, each 105 M.P.O. must provide the public, affected public agencies, 106 representatives of transportation agency employees, freight 107 shippers, providers of freight transportation services, private 108 providers of transportation, representatives of users of public 109 transit, and other interested parties with a reasonable 110 opportunity to comment on the long-range transportation plan. 111 The long-range transportation plan must be approved by the 112 M.P.O. 113 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.