2012 Florida Statutes
Florida seaport transportation and economic development funding.
A. Section 35, ch. 2012-119, amended s. 311.07(3)(a) “[i]n order to implement Specific Appropriation 1922 of the 2012-2013 General Appropriations Act.” Related proviso language was vetoed. See ch. 2012-118, the 2012-2013 General Appropriations Act.
B. Section 36, ch. 2012-119, provides that “[t]he amendment to s. 311.07(3)(a), Florida Statutes, shall expire July 1, 2013, and the text of that paragraph shall revert to that in existence on June 30, 2012, except that any amendments to such text enacted other than by this act shall be preserved and continue to operate to the extent that such amendments are not dependent upon the portions of text which expire pursuant to this section.” Effective July 1, 2013, paragraph (3)(a), as amended by s. 36, ch. 2012-119; s. 4, ch. 2012-128; and s. 9, ch. 2012-174, will read:
(3)(a) Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Program funds shall be used to fund approved projects on a 50-50 matching basis with any of the deepwater ports, as listed in s. 311.09, which is governed by a public body or any other deepwater port which is governed by a public body and which complies with the water quality provisions of s. 403.061, the comprehensive master plan requirements of s. 163.3178(2)(k), and the local financial management and reporting provisions of part III of chapter 218. However, program funds used to fund projects that involve the rehabilitation of wharves, docks, berths, bulkheads, or similar structures shall require a 25-percent match of funds. Program funds also may be used by the Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council for data and analysis that will assist Florida’s seaports and international trade.
C. Section 55, ch. 2012-119, provides that “[a]ny section of this act which implements a specific appropriation or specifically identified proviso language in the 2012-2013 General Appropriations Act is void if the specific appropriation or specifically identified proviso language is vetoed. Any section of this act which implements more than one specific appropriation or more than one portion of specifically identified proviso language in the 2012-2013 General Appropriations Act is void if all the specific appropriations or portions of specifically identified proviso language are vetoed.” Specific Appropriation 1922 was not vetoed, although proviso language authorizing use of up to $5,000,000 for port projects involving bulkhead repairs for those ports located in counties designated as Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC) and eligibility for funding as provided in s. 311.07(3)(a) was vetoed.