Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7127, 2nd Eng.
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             04/29/2013 03:05 PM       .                                

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (740626) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 2655 and 2656
    5  insert:
    6         Section 60. Section 348.53, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    7  read:
    8         348.53 Purposes of the authority.—The authority is created
    9  for the purposes and shall have power to construct, reconstruct,
   10  improve, extend, repair, maintain and operate the expressway
   11  system. It is hereby found and declared that such purposes are
   12  in all respects for the benefit of the people of the State of
   13  Florida, City of Tampa and the County of Hillsborough, for the
   14  increase of their pleasure, convenience and welfare, for the
   15  improvement of their health, to facilitate transportation,
   16  including managed lanes and other transit supporting facilities,
   17  for their recreation and commerce and for the common defense.
   18  The authority shall be performing a public purpose and a
   19  governmental function in carrying out its corporate purpose and
   20  in exercising the powers granted herein.
   21         Section 61. Subsection (15) is added to section 348.54,
   22  Florida Statutes, to read:
   23         348.54 Powers of the authority.—Except as otherwise limited
   24  herein, the authority shall have the power:
   25         (15) With the consent of the county within whose
   26  jurisdiction the following activities occur, the authority shall
   27  have the right to construct, operate, and maintain roads,
   28  bridges, avenues of access, thoroughfares, and boulevards
   29  outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Hillsborough County,
   30  together with the right to construct, repair, replace, operate,
   31  install, and maintain electronic toll payment systems thereon,
   32  with all necessary and incidental powers to accomplish the
   33  foregoing.
   34         Section 62. Subsections (3) and (4) of section 348.565,
   35  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   36         348.565 Revenue bonds for specified projects.—The existing
   37  facilities that constitute the Tampa-Hillsborough County
   38  Expressway System are hereby approved to be refinanced by
   39  revenue bonds issued by the Division of Bond Finance of the
   40  State Board of Administration pursuant to s. 11(f), Art. VII of
   41  the State Constitution and the State Bond Act or by revenue
   42  bonds issued by the authority pursuant to s. 348.56(1)(b). In
   43  addition, the following projects of the Tampa-Hillsborough
   44  County Expressway Authority are approved to be financed or
   45  refinanced by the issuance of revenue bonds in accordance with
   46  this part and s. 11(f), Art. VII of the State Constitution:
   47         (3) Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway System widening.
   48         (4) The connector highway linking the Lee Roy Selmon
   49  Crosstown Expressway to Interstate 4.
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   52         And the title is amended as follows:
   53         Delete line 4722
   54  and insert:
   55         associated with the bonds; amending s. 348.53, F.S.;
   56         authorizing the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway
   57         Authority to facilitate transportation, including
   58         managed lanes and other transit supporting facilities;
   59         authorizing the authority to construct, operate, and
   60         maintain roads, bridges, avenues of access,
   61         thoroughfares, and boulevards outside the
   62         jurisdictional boundaries of Hillsborough County,
   63         together with the right to construct, repair, replace,
   64         operate, install, and maintain electronic toll payment
   65         systems thereon; revising the name of the Lee Roy
   66         Selmon Crosstown Expressway; amending ss. 348.751 and