Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 852 Ì295414%Î295414 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Transportation (Brandes) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 316.0899, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 316.0899 Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program.— 8 (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: 9 (a) “Grid-integrated vehicle” means a motor vehicle that 10 has the ability for two-way power flow between the vehicle and 11 the electric grid and the communications hardware and software 12 that allow for external control of battery charging and 13 discharging. 14 (b) “Matching funds” includes in-kind services, goods, 15 equipment, or other noncash contributions calculated at fair 16 market value. 17 (2) CREATION; GOALS.—The Florida Smart City Challenge Grant 18 Program is created within the Department of Transportation. The 19 goals of the grant program include, but are not limited to: 20 (a) Providing opportunities to municipalities and other 21 regions of the state to develop innovative smart mobility 22 solutions to local transportation challenges. 23 (b) Deploying smart city technology that has an immediate 24 impact on the safe and efficient movement of people and goods 25 within municipalities and other regions of the state. 26 (c) Advancing autonomous, connected, grid-integrated, and 27 electric vehicle readiness and deployment throughout the state. 28 (d) Providing enhanced education and workforce development 29 opportunities by deploying emerging technologies that support 30 the state’s future workforce. 31 (e) Meeting the mobility needs of residents of this state, 32 particularly transportation disadvantaged persons as defined in 33 s. 427.011, by increasing access to and convenience of 34 transportation within municipalities and other regions of the 35 state. 36 (f) Facilitating the efficient movement of freight within 37 the state, especially in and around airports and seaports. 38 (g) Supporting the reduction or elimination of fossil fuel 39 consumption by relying on renewable energy sources and electric 40 technologies. 41 (h) Creating a smart mobility demonstration community in 42 the state that serves as a model for municipalities and other 43 regions nationwide. 44 (3) ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.— 45 (a) The following entities may apply to the Department of 46 Transportation for a grant to fund projects under the Florida 47 Smart City Challenge Grant Program: 48 1. A state, county, municipal, regional, or other agency 49 that is responsible for the movement of persons, goods, or 50 services within a defined geographical region, including an 51 entity created pursuant to chapter 343, chapter 348, or chapter 52 349. 53 2. A metropolitan planning organization or transportation 54 planning organization. Each entity responsible for deploying or 55 operating the project on behalf of a metropolitan planning 56 organization or transportation planning organization must submit 57 a letter to the department detailing its commitment to the 58 implementation, operation, and maintenance of the project. 59 3. A state university. 60 (b) An applicant for a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant 61 must have in place a plan or framework for the implementation of 62 the proposed project in at least one of the following 63 categories: 64 1. Autonomous vehicle deployment or demonstration. 65 2. Connected vehicle technology deployment. 66 3. Shared mobility services innovation and deployment. 67 4. Acceleration of the use of plug-in electric vehicles and 68 electric charging infrastructure, including deployment of grid 69 integrated vehicles. 70 (4) PROPOSALS.—By September 1, 2018, the Department of 71 Transportation shall issue a request for proposals for the award 72 of a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant. Each proposal submitted 73 to the department must include: 74 (a) A statement by the applicant certifying that the 75 project will be implemented and operational within 2 years after 76 receipt of the grant. 77 (b) A plan for fulfilling documentation requirements under 78 the department’s Statewide Systems Engineering Management Plan 79 within such 2-year period. 80 (c) A description of how operation and maintenance costs 81 for the project will be funded in order to ensure that the 82 department’s investment in the project is sustained. 83 (d) A plan for evaluation of the project and the methods by 84 which such evaluation will be shared with residents of the area 85 served by the project. 86 (e) The procedure for integrating the project’s 87 transportation-related data into the department’s Data 88 Integration and Video Aggregation System. 89 (5) AWARD OF GRANTS.—The Department of Transportation shall 90 award a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant to at least three 91 recipients. Each award may not exceed $6 million. The department 92 shall distribute the award to each recipient by January 1, 2019. 93 (a) The grant may fund up to 50 percent of project costs. 94 At least 10 percent of project costs must be funded by the grant 95 recipient. Grant funds must be used exclusively for startup 96 costs, including, but not limited to, acquisition of hardware, 97 software, and assets associated with implementation of the 98 project, and may not be used for costs associated with operation 99 or maintenance of the project. 100 (b) In selecting grant recipients, the department shall 101 give priority to those proposals that demonstrate the 102 availability of matching funds from partner organizations to 103 fund project costs and that include a plan for documenting the 104 acquisition and expenditure of such matching funds. 105 1. The department shall give further priority to those 106 proposals that include matching funds from private-sector 107 partner organizations; however, local public funds may also be 108 used. 109 2. Matching funds may be used for costs associated with 110 operation, maintenance, and evaluation of the project. 111 3. A grant recipient that receives matching funds must 112 document the contribution of such funds in a quarterly report 113 that details the manner in which the value of such contribution 114 is calculated. 115 (6) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.— 116 (a) Each recipient of a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant 117 shall submit a quarterly report to the Department of 118 Transportation regarding the development, implementation, and 119 operation of the project. Such report must include information 120 documented pursuant to subparagraph (5)(b)3. 121 (b) The Department of Transportation must submit a 122 quarterly report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker 123 of the House of Representatives regarding the overall status of 124 the grant program. 125 (c) After implementation of the project is complete, each 126 recipient must submit an initial report to the Governor, the 127 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 128 Representatives which details the project’s impact on the 129 transportation system within the area served by the project, the 130 extent to which the goals of the grant program have been met, 131 and recommendations for project revisions or improvements to 132 guide future deployment activities. A final report must be 133 submitted 2 years after submission of the initial report. 134 (7) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT.—The Department of 135 Transportation shall provide administrative support to the 136 Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program in order to 137 facilitate the deployment of smart city technology within the 138 state, including, but not limited to, expedited review of 139 proposals submitted under subsection (4). The department may 140 select an independent nongovernmental entity to assist in 141 project construction, management, and evaluation; to oversee the 142 implementation of the project; and to analyze and document 143 lessons learned during, and benefits derived from, 144 implementation of the project. The nongovernmental entity must 145 have experience with the national Smart Cities Initiative, 146 advanced transportation deployment experience in this state, 147 extensive engineering experience, or expertise in stakeholder 148 engagement of potential partners to create a demonstration 149 community as described in paragraph (2)(h). 150 Section 2. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the sum of $15 151 million in nonrecurring funds is appropriated from the State 152 Transportation Trust Fund to the Department of Transportation 153 for the purpose of implementing this act. 154 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018. 155 156 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 157 And the title is amended as follows: 158 Delete everything before the enacting clause 159 and insert: 160 A bill to be entitled 161 An act relating to the Florida Smart City Challenge 162 Grant Program; creating s. 316.0899, F.S.; defining 163 the terms “grid-integrated vehicle” and “matching 164 funds”; creating the program within the Department of 165 Transportation; providing program goals; providing 166 grant eligibility requirements; requiring the 167 department to issue a request for proposals by a 168 specified date; providing proposal requirements; 169 providing requirements for the award of grants and the 170 use of grant funds; providing reporting requirements; 171 requiring administrative support by the department; 172 authorizing the department to select an independent 173 nongovernmental entity to assist in project 174 construction, management, and evaluation for specified 175 purposes; providing requirements for the 176 nongovernmental entity; providing an appropriation; 177 providing an effective date.