Florida Senate - 2013 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7127, 2nd Eng.
Senate . House
Floor: WD/2R .
04/30/2013 03:45 PM .
Senator Garcia moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (740626) (with title
4 Between lines 993 and 994
6 Section 21. Section 338.166, Florida Statutes, is amended
7 to read:
8 338.166 High-occupancy toll lanes or express lanes.—
9 (1) Under s. 11, Art. VII of the State Constitution, the
10 department may request the Division of Bond Finance to issue
11 bonds secured by toll revenues collected on high-occupancy toll
12 lanes or express lanes established on facilities owned by the
14 (2) The department may continue to collect the toll on the
15 high-occupancy toll lanes or express lanes after the discharge
16 of any bond indebtedness related to such project. All tolls so
17 collected shall first be used to pay the annual cost of the
18 operation, maintenance, and improvement of the high-occupancy
19 toll lanes or express lanes project within the county where the
20 tolls were generated
or associated transportation system.
21 (3) Any remaining toll revenue from the high-occupancy toll
22 lanes or express lanes shall be used by the department for the
23 construction, maintenance, or improvement of any road on the
24 State Highway System within the county or counties in which the
25 toll revenues were collected or to support express bus service
26 on the facility where the toll revenues were collected.
27 (4) The department may implement variable rate tolls on
28 high-occupancy toll lanes or express lanes.
29 (5) Except for high-occupancy toll lanes or express lanes,
30 tolls may not be charged for use of an interstate highway where
31 tolls were not charged as of July 1, 1997.
32 (6) This section does not apply to the turnpike system as
33 defined under the Florida Turnpike Enterprise Law.
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36 And the title is amended as follows:
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39 amending s. 338.166, F.S.; requiring that toll revenue
40 from high-occupancy toll lanes or express lanes first
41 be used for certain costs within the county in which
42 the tolls were collected;